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Different Shade of Green

By Xante Pear Liqueur

Xante Different Shade of Green Cocktail

Xante Different Shade of Green Cocktail

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Choose this cocktail for a refreshing spring or summer sipper or a 'green' drink of a different sort for your St. Patrick's Day party. It is a fun mix of flavors and rather unique. It features Xanté, a pear-flavored Cognac liqueur that is quite lovely, and the green comes from the muddled cucumber.

When it comes to choosing a gin, I would have to recommend a premium London dry though some of the boutique gins would add a unique flavor. I'm especially thinking of Aviation and Hendrick's.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Xante Liqueur
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Approx. 2 chunks cucumber
  • Fill with ginger ale
  • Cucumber strips for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Muddle the cucumber.
  2. Add all ingredients and shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with long strips of cucumber.

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