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Bottoms Up to Spring with These Delish Cocktails

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Roof Garden

This cocktail gets its name from the fact that thyme and mint thrive in urban rooftop gardens.

  • 15 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 1 to 2 oz chilled club soda

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the thyme and simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled until sugar dissolves). Add the vodka, lemon juice and ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice, top with the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.

Recipe adapted from Foodandwine.com

 

Island-tini

  • 1 oz Añejo tequila, this recipe is from Patrón
  • 1/2 oz mango rum
  • 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1 lemon squeeze
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • pineapple wedge for garnish

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Recipe adapted from Patrón.