Emerald Isle Recipe

Emerald Isle
Photo for Curtis Lee

The Emerald Isle is one of those cocktails that only gets trotted out once a year, specifically on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not exactly a classic cocktail, but it’s make in the proportions and style of a Martini, just using green creme de menthe instead of dry vermouth. It’s quite strong and minty, and you should feel free to play with the variety of bitters you use to help blend the flavors of the gin botanicals and creme de menthe.


2 oz gin
0.5 oz green creme de menthe
2 dashes bitters

Preparation: How to make an Emerald Isle

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
Emerald Isle