This spring splash is deliciously fresh and crisp. No alcohol. Ha! Just Kidding. What I meant to say was this drink is just as deliciouswithout the vodka.) Just five simple ingredients and some ice. Here’s how to make it. So simple it’s crazy.
1 Lemon or bottled lemon juice. (Save additional lemon slices for garnish).
Four fresh mint leaves, chopped, plus extra sprigs for garnish
(optional: a smidge, and I mean a SMIDGE of pureed ginger paste that you can find in the produce section.)
Using a slice of the lemon, rub some of the inside along the rim of a 12 to 16 ounce glass.
Dip the lemon-coated rim of the glass into a small dish of sugar.
Fill the glass with ice.
(Note: If you have a cocktail shaker, it’s great to blend the upcoming ingredients that way, but in truth you can just make this right in the glass and use a spoon to stir it.)
Into the glass, combine:
-the juice of one lemon (or two to three tablespoons of bottled lemon juice)
-1 teaspoon sugar
-the crushed mint
Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale and stir.
Garnish with lemon slice and a sprig of mint if desired.