Even though I consider St. Patrick's Day to be a filler holiday, I still think it's a fun reason to spend your day surrounded with green, make corned beef and cabbage or other Irish dish, and drink a few more beers than usual. It's also fun to break out the green food coloring and add it to a few recipes! This simple cocktail uses mint syrup to make it extra minty, and if you'd like to get extra festive, I used a drop of green food coloring to celebrate St. Patty's Day properly.
2 ounces light (clear) rum
fresh lime juice
food coloring (optional)
1. Add about 10-15 fresh mint leaves to tall glass and mint syrup. Muddle mint leaves so essential oils combine with syrup.
2. Add ice, rum and lime juice from half a lime. Fill the rest of glass with club soda. Top with fresh lime wedge and add one drop food coloring if desired.