Henricks Gin, Mint and Lime, Perfect Summertime Ingredients

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A day as steamy and muggy as today seemed to catch everyone in Key West off guard, so when our bartender Beaver remarked to me this afternoon that he received a text today saying the temperature today seemed liked 111 degrees than the 103 degrees Weather Underground was touting,  it made me think of ways to beat the heat and brought to mind a refreshing drink using some of my favorite summertime ingredients,

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namely, Hendrick’s Gin, fresh mint, fresh lime juice (key limes if available), simple syrup and Cointreau….And using one of everyone’s favorite summertime tools, your blender.

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Piled High in a frozen martini glass, flecked with mint, the color of the sea

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Recipes and ingredients, including the fresh mint, for this and other Henricks cocktails,  are available at The  Green Parrot Package Store, located at 609 Whitehead St., right next to the Parrot.

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