Jasmine, lemon and mint brighten this refreshing Collins.
1 oz. gin (Dear Irving uses Fords)
1 oz. Cocchi Americano
¾ oz. jasmine syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
4-5 fresh mint leaves
Chilled soda water
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: lemon wheel, mint sprig
Shake the first 5 ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into an ice- filled glass, top with soda water, and garnish.
Jasmine Syrup: Add 1 Tbsp. of loose-leaf jasmine tea to 8 oz. of boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain, then add 8 oz. of granulated sugar to the tea, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Meaghan Dorman, Dear Irving, New York City
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