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Looking for a hole-in-one at your next event or get together? Give this striking, bright green broken down golf cart shot a try. Whether you’re an avid golfer or not, this easy to make, three ingredient fruity shot is sure to keep the party rolling.
🥃 What is a Broken Down Golf Cart Shot?
A broken down golf cart shot is a vibrant green cocktail that is made by combining equal parts Midori and amaretto with a few dashes of lime juice. The combination of these ingredients creates a sweet, melon flavored drink that has hints of both citrus and a little nuttiness.
Both the color and the strong melon flavor of the shot come from the Midori. Some additional sweetness and a light nutty flavor come from the amaretto. The lime juice is added to bring the sweetness down a little with a citrus tang.
This shot is very light on the alcohol content. Both the Midori and amaretto are around 21% alcohol by volume. And there is no straight liquor added in.
If you’re still curious as to why you should shake this recipe up, here are a few reasons why you might consider trying it:
- Sweet and fruity. This shot is full of sweet melon flavor. It is fruity and well balanced with the added subtle nutty and zesty citrus flavors.
- It’s bright green. It has a beautiful greenish color that creates an element of visual appeal. It makes it perfect for adding in to green themed events like St Patrick’s Day or, for serving when you just want a bright centerpiece drink.
- Super easy and super fast. It only has three ingredients all of which are relatively simple. And, you don’t have to do anything fancy when making this shot. All you have to do is shake it together. You should be able to get this one ready and 3 minutes or less.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This shot can be served rain or shine unlike a golf game. So, here are a few occasions you might want to serve it up:
- St Patrick’s Day
- Golf-themed parties or get togethers
- Holiday parties
- Pre or after dinner drinks
There’s not a lot to change or vary in this recipe, but if you need a few things to think about try these out:
- Make it bigger or smaller. You can decrease the amaretto and Midori to .5 oz or .75 oz a piece if you want a smaller shot.
- Make it stronger. Add a little bit of a stronger liquor in such as a vodka or rum If you would like to add more alcohol content to this drink.
- Make it a cocktail. Use two ounces of amaretto and Midori and serve this in a rocks glass over ice.
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Midori
- a few dashes of lime juice
Get your shot started by gathering together everything you’ll need. This includes Midori, amaretto, lime juice, ice, cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, jigger and shot glass.
Toss some ice into your cocktail shaker.
Measure 1 oz of Midori with the jigger and add it to the shaker.
Measure 1 oz of amaretto with a jigger and add it to the shaker.
Add a few dashes of lime juice directly into the cocktail shaker.
Place the lid over top of the cocktail shaker. Spend 15 or so seconds shaking well so that the shaker becomes cold.
Pop off the top of the shaker and pour your drink into the shot glass.
Broken Down Golf Cart Shot
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- shot glass
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Midori
- 2 – 3 dashes Lime Juice
- Add some ice into the cocktail shaker so that the shaker is filled up.
- Take the amaretto and jigger. Use the jigger to measure 1 oz of amaretto. Toss that into the shaker.
- Take the midori and jigger. Use the jigger to measure 1 oz of midori. Toss that into the shaker.
- Take the lime juice and add a few dashes directly into the shaker.
- Grab up the shaker lid and add it to the top of the shaker.
- Shake it well until the shaker gets cold on the outside. This will take around 15 seconds.
- Take off the shaker lid. Grab up the strainer and put it over the shaker.
- Pour the shot from the shaker into the shot glass.