Drink of the Week: The Emerald Isle Mojito
Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: The Emerald Isle Mojito

Top of the morning, NowOmaha.com readers! With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate all things Irish with a cocktail that captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Introducing: The Emerald Isle Mojito—a refreshing twist on the classic mojito that’s perfect for raising a toast to the luck of the Irish.

This vibrant green cocktail combines the zesty freshness of lime and mint with the smoothness of Irish whiskey, creating a drink that’s as invigorating as a stroll through the lush Irish countryside.


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 6-8 Fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges and mint sprigs for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup to release their flavors.
  2. Add the Irish whiskey to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with soda water and stir gently to combine.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.

The Emerald Isle Mojito is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of Irish culture and the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. So, raise your glass, take a sip, and let the luck of the Irish shine upon you. Sláinte!

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