This is the second cocktail recipe I’ve made from the book, How to Drink French Fluently by Drew Lazor and Camille Ralph Vidal, that I got from NetGalley. I can’t just read the cookbooks, I have to make the recipes – for delicious, boozy research purposes.
I changed it up a little because I forgot to buy limes, I do not like gin, and I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar in the simple syrup. The slightly altered recipe follows.
8-10 mint leaves
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz vodka (or gin, if you’re 100 years old)
1/2 oz St-Germain
3/4 oz lime or lemon juice
Club soda, to fill
- If you don’t already have some, you can, and I would argue you should, make your own simple syrup. Boil a cup of water and add a cup of sugar unless you think that sounds like diabetes, then up your water to sugar ratio.
- Get a rocks glass. Put half of the mint leaves in there then pour in the simple syrup. Crush it up with a spoon so that the mint releases its mintiness into your drink.
- Add the vodka, St-Germain, and juice. Stir.
- Add the ice cubes. Pour in club soda until your glass is full.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.
- That drink looks good on you!