Cocktails by Candlelight
Pairing Fragrance and Libations For an Unforgettable Happy Hour
St. Patrick’s Day (or a weekend day preceding or following it,) is a great day to invite friends for a spirited celebration. The Irish are celebrating their independence and reverence for their patron saint, but you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the candle and beverage featured in this month’s Cocktails by Candlelight. The green drinks and clover scented Votivo candles can also mark the beginning of spring, just a few days after St. Patrick’s Day.
Votivo candles provide fantastic fragrance with a powerful throw that will fill a room. Clovers are a religious symbol for the Irish, and they also represent the fields of green that blanket the earth in spring. With dewy green top notes, middle notes of grass, red clover, and green stems, and base notes of fir needle, patchouli, cedarwood, Deep Clover Votivo candles will help thaw whatever winter chill remains in the middle days of March with the fresh scent of early spring.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7Up)
- 1 oz apple juice
- dash lime juice
- dash elderflower syrup
- optional: 1 slice of cucumber or lime for decoration
1. Place all the ingredients into a glass and stir.
2. Decorate the glass with a slice of cucumber or lime, if you’re feeling fancy, and serve.
Whether you are celebrating Irish heritage, the life of St. Patrick, or just the gathering of great friends, lift your glass for a toast with this Irish blessing.
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.