Don't Drink Green Drinks

Under the headline of "No bar ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American drinking public." John Hecht sends:On St. Patrick's Day, you might get pinched for not wearing green. Does drinking a green cocktail count?

Alberto's Leprechaun Mor-jito 2 oz. Bacardi light rum

Several mint leaves

Juice from two limes

Two splashes soda water

2 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for garnish

Dash green creme de menthe

Marinate mint in rum and lime juice in a pint glass for 30 seconds. Dip rim of cocktail glass in creme de menthe, then dip in extra sugar. Fill pint glass with ice, add soda water, sugar and cr���me de menthe. Shake. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with mint leaf.

At least they don't call it a martini. How about a Lepertini. Drink 'till a body parts falls off.