Every Wednesday I usually write a book review, but this week I was way to busy to sit down and read a book. I know it is a shame, but I have been extremely busy. So instead of reading a book, I made a cocktail. Who doesn’t need a cocktail half-way through the week. There is a long story behind this cocktail. I used to be a bartender in college. To keep my clientele up, I created a signature drink. It made it so that people would have to come into the bar when I was working. After experimenting for a while I came up with a shot that was amazing. I called it the green monster. It was a mixture of ingredients that when mixed had a alien-like green glow. Plus, it tasted like ecto-cooler. Below I am going to release my secret recipe onto the world.
After a few shots of the green monster I tried it as a stand alone cocktail. It was amazing, refreshing and took me back to flavors from my childhood.
The Green Monster
- 1 oz Blue Raspberry Vodka – I use UV Blue
- 1 oz Midori
- 1 oz Sour Mix
- 1/2 oz Lemonade – Use no pulp lemonade
- 1/2 oz Lemon-Lime Soda – I used Sprite
The first step is to add ice to your shaker. Shaking the cocktail in a shaker with ice before it hits a glass will preserve the ice in the glass and give you the opportunity to thoroughly mix the cocktail.
Next add the vodka.
Add the Midori.
Add the sour, lemonade and the sprite. Shake until you get a nice foam on the cocktail.
Fill your rocks glass with ice. I would usually use an iceberg in the glass, but I forgot to make some. Icebergs are a giant piece of ice that just fits in the glass. Icebergs keep the drink cold, but since it is one piece it has less surface area hitting the cocktail to it melts slower. Yes, stronger drinks. Instead all I had was crushed ice. It is hot here in DC and trust me, it won’t be around long enough to dilute.
Now strain the drink into the glass.
There you go, the ultimate summer cocktail. The green monster.
Tips and tricks -
If you can’t find Blue Raspberry Vodka, pick up raspberry vodka and add a 1/4 oz, Blue Curaçao to it.
Have fun and drink responsibly.