It’s still freezing here in the North East. in fact, we are expecting some snow today. However, in my mind, it should already be Spring and with Easter festivities on their way I could not help but create a refreshing signature cocktail embodying the essence of Spring—light, refreshing and crisp. After all, a good cocktail has a way of lifting ones spirits and transporting them. This one will definitely get you through to Spring. The flavor of this cocktail is similar to that of a mojito only it uses vodka instead of rum.
Refreshing Mint And Lime Sparkler
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup ice
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce sweetened lime syrup (Rose’s is a popular brand)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 1/2 ounces club sold, cold
1. Place mint leaves into the bottom of your cocktail shaker and muddle them a little (smash/bruise them with the back of a spoon. This will release the flavor in the leaves.).
2. Add ice, vodka, lime syrup and lime juice. Put the cover on the shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves.