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Thursday, May 17, 2012


SB-60 Cocktail
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz minted syrup 
2 oz vodka
Stir with ice in a double old-fashioned glass.  Use cranberry juice ice cubes if you like.  Top with sparkling wine.

Minted Syrup

Minted Syrup

1 cup white sugar
1 cup boiling water
Leaves from 12 or more sprigs of mint (err on the side of more, not less)

Stir sugar into boiling water until dissolved. Add mint leaves and muddle. Allow mint leaves to steep an hour or more, up to overnight. Strain leaves from syrup and discard.