Deviation Distilling’s Spicy Leprechaun Cocktail

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Denver's Deviation Distilling's Spicy Leprechaun cocktail.

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Deviation Distilling‘s Mountain Herb Gin is made with native juniper, white sage, rosemary, and spruce tipsall wild foraged from the Rocky Mountainscreating a gin that truly embodies the spirit of the backcountry. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Deviation Distilling has shared with us a festive green cocktail recipe full of botanical flavor and a spicy kick.

2 oz Deviation Distilling Mountain Herb Gin
1 cup arugula
10 mint leaves
3 slices jalapeno (more or less to taste)
.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
For garnish: navel orange, mint leaves
Soda water to top

In a shaker, muddle the mint, jalapeno and arugula with the fresh lemon juice.Once muddled, add gin and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour into rocks glass filled with ice. Cut a navel orange in half and squeeze one half over the poured cocktail. Top with soda water and garnish with an orange section and mint leaves.

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