Winter blues are banished by this bright and cheery cocktail! Makes one, but it’s easy to double. I planted mint in my garden several years ago and it never completely dies down in the winter. The leaves are a bit tough at this time of year, but they are great for flavoring and scenting cocktails or for making simple syrup.
- A few sprigs of fresh mint.
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- Club soda or seltzer, mine was orange flavored, but plain or any other citrus would work.
- lime, cut into wedges
Place the mint leaves and about a cup of ice into a large glass. Muddle the leaves and ice until the leaves are broken up into bits. Pour in the vodka, the St-Germain, and the pineapple juice. Stir vigorously. Strain into a clean glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda and a squeeze of fresh lime. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge.