Winter Sunshine

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.
  • ice
  • 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.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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