This drink started out as a refreshing afternoon beverage, then turned into a signature cocktail later at night by adding a shot of Bombay Sapphire Gin. Delicious.
-2 Lime slices
-1 Tbsp Mint simple syrup
-10-15 mint leaves
1. In the bottom of your glass muddle together the slices of lime, mint leaves, and mint simple syrup.
2. Fill the glass with ice and add a shot of gin, then fill the glass about half way with grapefruit juice, and finish off with seltzer water.
3. I then stirred everything together, but I was told the seltzer water will act as a natural stir to mix everything together.
To make the mint simple syrup:
I made this the other day when I was making the lavender simple syrup, I knew it would come in handy at some point.
Dissolve 1/2 cup of sugar into 1 cup of water over medium/high heat (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and add about 1 cup of mint leaves to the syrup, let cool completely before straining off the leaves. Store in a sealed container the refrigerator.