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Friday, May 15, 2009

Mine That Cocktail

Early May can be full of surprises. On the first Saturday in May, a longshot surprised the crowds at Churchill Downs. A few days later, I was surprised how a few simple flavors and a little muddling right out of the gate can create a cocktail that tastes of spring and is as bright as Calvin Borel's silks.

Mine That Cocktail

3 oz gin
1 oz triple sec (I used Hiram Walker)
1 oz simple syrup
Handful of fresh mint leaves

Muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add other ingredients and ice. Shake and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail glass. A sugared rim is a nice touch, as is a fresh mint leaf.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully refreshing. I could drink this all summer long!