Category: mint

Watermelon Cherry Tequila Bomb ! Ingredient…

Watermelon Cherry Tequila Bomb !

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups watermelon chunks
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • ice and mint

Instructions:

  1. Combine the watermelon, limes, cherries, tequila and agave in a blender and puree on high until frothy. Pour into glasses or into a hollowed out mini watermelon and serve with ice cubes and fresh mint leaves.

Author: Heather Christo

Whiskey Smash ! INGREDIENTS7 fresh mint lea…

Whiskey Smash !

INGREDIENTS

  • 7 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon half
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • Crushed ice 

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 7 fresh mint leaves, 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise, and 1 Tbsp.  simple syrup (click for recipe) in a 16-oz. 
  • Mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils.
  • Add ¼ cup bourbon. Transfer to an Old Fashioned glass. 
  • Fill halfway with crushed ice, stir, then mound more crushed ice on top.
  • Garnish with mint sprigs.

Recipe by Damon Boelte, Photos by Zach DeSart

ROYAL TREATMENT

ROYAL TREATMENT

Fresh fruit, sparkling wine, and a splash of cranberry juice – what more could you ask for? The Royal Treatment is exactly as it sounds – the perfect cocktail for those days you need to treat yourself.

METHOD:

Build in a stemless wine glass. 

Garnish with kiwi slices (skin removed), berries, and a mint leaf.

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ oz Empress 1908

3 oz white cranberry juice

sparkling wine

Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail Recipe !…

Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail Recipe !

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Demerara Simple Syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 6 – 8 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Muddle mint leaves in lime juice and simple syrup, then fill glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour rum over crushed ice and swizzle well until glass is ice-cold and frosted.
  • Pack glass with more crushed ice and top with Angostura aromatic bitters.
  • Garnish with mint.

“Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktail” COURTE…

“Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktail”

COURTESY SALTY CANARY

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor
  • ¾ cup lychee juice
  • 6-9 lychee
  • 1 mini watermelon, 3 thin half slices
  • 3 sprigs mint

INSTRUCTIONS:

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  1. Slice three thin half slices of watermelon. They should be thin enough to be able to bend the watermelon slice without snapping it. Add the thin slices to glasses, twisting the watermelon slice into the glass.
  2. Pout ¼ cup of lychee juice into each glass.
  3. Prep your lychee skewers with 2-3 lychees on each skewer – enough to fit across the width of the glass.
  4. Pour ⅔ of a can of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor into each glass, or until full.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
  6. Enjoy!

Prince Henry Punch! (Pablo Moix, Los Angeles…

Prince Henry Punch! (Pablo Moix, Los Angeles)

INGREDIENTS:

Serving: 1

  • ¾ ounce rhum agricole, preferably La Favorite Blanc
  • ¾ ounce aged rum, preferably Plantation Barbados 5 year
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce green Chartreuse
  • ½ ounce raspberry gomme syrup
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: mint, seasonal fruits

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over a mountain of crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with mint and fruits in season.

CONDOR COLLINS !

CONDOR COLLINS !

(Created at Intersect by Lexus, New York City)

  • 1 oz  Gin
  • 1 oz tzatziki*
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz soda

Method: 

Put all the ingredients but the soda in a shaker glass, whip vigorously, serve in an egg-shaped glass, with broken ice, and add soda. Put a crystal drinking straw. Decorate with a flower of cucumber: make a slice of cucumber, and roll it to form a flower.

*Tzatziki:

  • 300 g yogurt
  • 300 g cucumber without zest
  • 15 g ginger without skin
  • 15 g mint

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a container. Filter three times using fine filters.

Trader Vic’s Mai Tai ! Original recip…

Trader Vic’s Mai Tai !

Original recipe from 1944

Ingredients

  • 1 oz amber Martinique rum
  • 1 oz dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz orgeat syrup (or use 1 drop pure almond extract)
  • ½ oz of Cointreau
  • floater of Dark Rum (optional but we recommend)
  • mint (optional garnish)
  • lime (optional garnish)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, except the garnish.
  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime.
  4. You can also float some dark rum on top of the cocktail.

Grinch Hopper !

Grinch Hopper !

Ingredients:

a few peppermint candies

1 fresh egg white

1 oz. plus ½ tsp. creme de menthe liqueur

2 oz. creme de cacao liqueur

2 oz. chartreuse liqueur

1 oz. heavy cream

¼ tsp. peppermint extract

ice

Start by putting your peppermint candies in a food processor and running them until a fine dust is formed. Next, place the egg white in a small mixing bowl. Whip the white until stiff peaks form, then add the ½ tsp. creme de menthe for color. Set aside.

In a cocktail shaker combine all other ingredients with ice. Shake thoroughly until cold, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Now spoon your green whipped egg whites into a plastic bag, cut off the corner, and pipe the foam in a spiral onto the top of your drink. Sprinkle with peppermint candy dust.

Prince Henry Punch, Pablo Moix, Los Angeles,

Prince Henry Punch, Pablo Moix, Los Angeles,

INGREDIENTS:

Serving: 1

  • ¾ ounce rhum agricole,
  • ¾ ounce aged rum, 
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce green Chartreuse
  • ½ ounce raspberry gomme syrup
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: mint, seasonal fruits

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over a mountain of crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with mint and fruits in season.

Photo: Lizzie Munro