Glowing Gecko Cocktail

March 16, 2010

Need an idea for a quick and easy, green and glowing cocktail for St. Patty’s Day? If so, I think you’ll like this one. It’s super quick and easy and looks really festive served up in a nice martini glass. This cocktail is a little on the sweet side for me but it’s always the hit of the party.

I’ve got just a teeny, tiny bit of Irish in the blood so maybe that’s part of the reason why I enjoy putting on a fun-filled St. Patty’s Day Party every year. SirHoney got the Irish genes from both his dad and mom so he’s a little more fond of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes than I am, but I’ll pacify him on this one day. I actually get to take a break from hosting the party this year.

One of my good friends is hosting the “shindig” at her house and she always throws a great party so I’ll have to make a conscious effort to “behave” since it falls on a work night this year. I don’t want to wake up Thursday morning with the “Glowing Gecko Cocktail” flu! (That could get ugly!)

I mentioned this cocktail last year when I talked about St. Patty’s Day Party ideas and I’ve served the original Glowing Gecko recipe at a couple of my parties but I decided to adapt the recipe a bit this year. I’ll be taking all the ‘fixins’ to my neighbor’s house so we can make this new version tomorrow night.

I’m not a big fan of rum and most of our friends aren’t rum drinkers either, so I eliminated the rum. And since we all know that Sweet & Sour mix is loaded with calories, I eliminated that also. Here’s my adapted concoction.

Glowing Gecko
(adapted from RecipeZaar)

2 oz. vodka
2 oz. Midori melon liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice or Rose’s lime juice
1 oz. club soda

Combine first three ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake and strain. Serve either straight up or over ice in a martini glass. Pour in club soda and garnish with lime.

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

~LilSis

10 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Cookin' Canuck

    March 16, 20109:44 am

    What a pretty cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day! Actually, I’d be happy with this at any cocktail hour.
    .-= Cookin’ Canuck´s last blog post … Lemonade Layer Cake Recipe =-.

  2. Posted by Maria

    March 16, 20109:49 am

    Fun drink!
    .-= Maria´s last blog post … 2peas3-0 =-.

  3. Posted by marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    March 16, 201011:23 am

    This is such a beautiful drink and so festive!! Happy St. Patty’s day to you guys too :)
    Thanks for your super sweet and encouraging words the other day at FFC :)

  4. Posted by grace

    March 16, 20103:03 pm

    fun name for a fun drink, and i really like your adaptations to it (although i suspect the rum would find its way into my drink pretty quickly). happy ireland day to you!
    .-= grace´s last blog post … revenge of the nerds =-.

  5. Posted by noble pig

    March 16, 20103:28 pm

    I remember aking it last year, I think I posted it too…thanks for the inspire!
    .-= noble pig´s last blog post … Peeps Sunflower Cake =-.

  6. Posted by LilSis

    March 17, 201010:26 am

    Thanks for stopping by Cookin’ Canuck! You’re right, if you like Midori, this cocktail would be nice at any Happy Hour! :-)

  7. Posted by LilSis

    March 17, 201010:28 am

    Hi Maria,
    Yes, it’s a fun, festive drink! I hope you try it.

  8. Posted by LilSis

    March 17, 201010:29 am

    Happy St. Patty’s Day to you too, Marla!

    And, you’re welcome! I’m enjoying reading Family Fresh Cooking! :-)

  9. Posted by LilSis

    March 17, 201010:30 am

    Hi Grace,
    Happy St. Patty’s Day to you too! I do prefer the club soda over the sweet and sour mix.

    I guess since we are 1/4 Irish, we’ll be doing some celebrating this evening! :-)

  10. Posted by LilSis

    March 17, 201010:34 am

    Hi Noble Pig,
    I don’t think I would make this all the time, but it’s certainly festive for St. Patty’s Day! Always the hit of the party! :-)

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