No Brew for You? St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are already underway. For those who would prefer a tasty cocktail over a tall green brew, we have chosen our three favorite festive concoctions to celebrate the holiday.

Classic Mint Mojito
6 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp sugar
4 sprigs mint
Seltzer water
3 oz white rum

In a pitcher, combine lime juice, sugar, and 2 springs of mint. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mint is muddled. Add rum and stir to combine. Fill 2 tall glasses with ice, and strain cocktail into glasses. Top off with seltzer water along with a lime wedge and sprig of mint for garnish. 

Recipe from: Martha Stewart

Cucumber-Cilantro Margarita
8 slices cucumber
Small handful of cilantro
2 shots tequila
1 shot triple sec
1 shot lime juice

Combine all of the above ingredients in blender until smooth. Strain and pour into 2 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber or lime wedge.

Recipe from: 10th Kitchen

Cucumber Smash
2 Cucumber slices
5 basil leaves
Ice
3 oz vodka
2 oz limoncello

With a wooden spoon, mash cucumber and basil in a tall glass. Fill with ice and top with vodka and limoncello.

Recipe from: Rachael Ray