St. Patrick's Day Guide

5 Refreshing St. Paddy’s Day Drinks

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Emerald Isle Cooler

  • 1 cup ginger-infused simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice, about 3 to 4 lemons
  • ½ bottle Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • ½ seedless cucumber
  1. Pour simple syrup into a larger pitcher.
  2. Add lemon juice, Chardonnay, and water and stir; add ice.
  3. With a vegetable peeler, remove and discard a lengthwise strip of skin from one side of a halved cucumber. Shave 8-10 long, paper-thin ribbons of cucumber into the pitcher. Push them down into ice and stir gently, so the cucumber unfolds to make an attractive visual garnish in the lemonade.
  4. Chill for at least 10 minutes or up to an hour. Serve well-iced in tall glasses; serves 4-6.

Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-10 thin slices fresh ginger
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add slices of ginger to taste; fewer gives the finished syrup a mild ginger flavor, while 10 yields a more assertive result
  2. Simmer mixture for 8-10 minutes, until sugar has dissolved and vapors rising from the pot smell noticeably of ginger.
  3. Cool syrup to room temperature, then strain to remove ginger.
  4. Chill syrup until ready to use.
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