Food & Drink

This Neon Green Cocktail Is So Lit

Here's an ultra-vivid cocktail from Denver speakeasy Retrograde. It's called Little Green Ghouls, Buddy!, and it's cool on so many levels: it comes from a bar that’s hidden behind a freezer door inside an ice cream shop; it features cucumber-juice ice cubes; it practically glows; it has a flaming garnish; and it tastes as good as it looks.

Beyond all that, its name comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and it’s not hard to make (though you will need a juicer—or a conveniently located juice joint).

Here’s how to do it:


  • Cucumber ice
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • Tonic water, to top
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish


  • To make the cucumber ice cubes, buy fresh cucumber juice, or juice 20 peeled and cleaned English cucumbers, and freeze in ice cube trays.
  • To make the cocktail, pour gin, dry vermouth and lime juice into a Collins glass and stir.stir
  • Add cucumber ice and top with tonic water.
  • Garnish with flamed rosemary sprig.