Not only is today the official beginning of summer, but it’s also the longest day of 2013, which means there’s a bit more time for cocktailing.
Let’s take a few minutes, those extra minutes granted us today, perhaps, to revisit a warm-weather favorites we’ve touched on before.
Here’s a summer frozen drink that uses the flavors of a classic mojito, mint and lime, and this time using a blender instead of a muddler as the main tool,
blends them into a slushy, easy-to-drink cocktail with gin and Cointreau,
Piled high like a sorbet in a frozen martini glass, the color of the sea, flecked with mint
To your blender jar add:
1 part gin, (I’ll say Hendrick’s)
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice,
1/2 part triple sec, (I prefer Cointreau)
1/2 part simple syrup
a nice handful of fresh mint, leaves only
a couple good handfuls of ice, about 4 cups,
blend until slushy, adding more ice if it needed
add the mint, about a dozen leaves
blend until small green flecks appear
pour into stemware straight from the freezer
garnish with mint sprigs (optional)
As fetching as this drink is, in color, taste, texture and curb appeal,
we don’t know what to call it.
Anyone, Anyone? Bueler?
And remember all the ingredients are available right next door to The Green Parrot, at Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits.