Sleepyhead Cocktail

This summer cocktail combines fresh ginger, ginger ale and one of our favorite homemade syrups.

2 slices of orange
6–8 mint leaves
1 1/2 oz. of brandy
1/2 oz. ginger syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Ginger ale
Tools: mixing glass, muddler, shaker
Glass: Collins
Garnish: orange slice or mint sprig

In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle 2 slices of the orange and the mint. Top with ice and add brandy, syrup and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into and ice-filled glass, top with ginger ale and garnish.

Jeff Hollinger, San Francisco