Garden Party Cocktail

garden party cocktailThis is an ideal cocktail for lounging in the backyard on a warm summer day. Pair with a hammock and a book and you’ve got the perfect lazy afternoon.

4-5 fresh mint leaves
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1 1/2 oz. green Chartreuse
2 1/2 oz. club soda
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: highball
Garnish: mint sprig

Add the mint, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker and muddle lightly. Add ice and the Chartreuse and shake until chilled. Strain into ice-filled glasses, top with club soda and garnish.