This bubbly Irish cocktail will be the life of the party!
Green-hued and slightly sweet Midori is mixed with a little Prosecco to add a little fun to your St. Patrick’s Day!
One of my first jobs out of college was at a brokerage firm. I was an assistant to two financial advisors. I was a very quiet, shy, people-pleasing kind of girl. Most of the time I preferred to eat my lunch away from the office and away from my coworkers. I needed to have my space and downtime as any office job can be stifling and claustrophobic. However, every once in a while, one of my bosses insisted on taking me out to lunch. I hated those lunches. I just wanted my peaceful hour to read or walk. Instead, I had to be “on,” pretend to be interested and laugh at their jokes.
I remember my boss ordering a melon cocktail with Midori during one of our first lunches together. Up to that point, it hadn’t occurred to me to have cocktails with my lunch. I was a poor college grad and hardly ever went out lunch, and as for alcohol, I was still into $1 beer nights. Fancy cocktails weren’t my thing.
I was so put off by her cocktail, not because she was having one, but because I didn’t know if I should be having one too! I had no idea what the protocol was for boss/employee lunches. Was it ok for me to drink too? Would it reflect poorly on me or was I supposed to do the same thing as her? In the end, I played it safe and ordered iced tea. Besides, if she needed a nap after her cocktail lunch, she could shut her office door. No office, no door, no cocktail. Too bad for me.
I’ve always wanted to try that melon cocktail. It was a pastel colored green, and by the manner in which my boss sucked down that cocktail; I knew it had to have been delicious. I need to research melon cocktails and try to recreate it. But for now, I’ve settled on trying a bubbly Irish cocktail instead.
Despite the name, there is nothing Irish about this cocktail, however the color makes it an irresistible drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This cocktail is easy and fun to serve. Prosecco is added to a Midori along with a splash of fresh lemon juice. The dry wine and the slightly sweet liqueur swirl together for an effervescent and festive beverage! Champagne would work as a substitute for prosecco if you’d like; lemon-lime soda can also be used. If you like Irish inspired cocktails, then you must try this Irish Mint Mojito and this Bailey’s Mocha Milkshake!