Cheers to Gin and Shamrock

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️🍀

By Sharmini Jayawardena

Harvest 2 handfuls of fresh shamrock. You find it growing as ground cover, by the wayside, (the highways and byways as they say), or in a corner of your garden in moist places. Foraging for shamrock might be the best way to harvest them. I found it growing in my garden and there have been times when I used to grow them in pots.

Here’s a pic of potted shamrock from my gallery that I had saved.


2 handfuls of shamrock (leaves and stems)

1/2 cup or 100ml of water

1.5 tbls granulated white sugar (As required)

To Make the Shamrock Juice:

1.Wash the shamrock well. 

2.Add it to your blender along with 1/2 cup water and blend to a pulp.

3.Strain and set aside.

Ingredients To Make the Gin and Shamrock:

3 parts Gin (London dry)

2 parts shamrock juice (I was able to extract 2 parts and a little more of the juice)

2 ice cubes

Soda water (optional)


1.Add shamrock juice and gin to your cocktail shaker and shake well.

2.Pour into a short glass over ice cubes. 

3.If you’re adding soda, then top it up.

3.Garnish with a sprig of shamrock.


The fresh shamrock gives the drink a mildly tangy and earthy flavour which pairs well with the botanicals of the gin.

I like it’s perfectly green colour which goes well with the theme. I wonder if it would’ve retained its colour had I attempted a shamrock simple syrup 🤔

Cheers 🍸

This is the natural colour of the Shamrock. No artificial colour is added.
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