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A Refreshing Summer Cocktail OR Mocktail

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This summer I decided I was going to plant a little herb garden on my deck.  I planted mint and it’s growing really well, so I have a lot of mint.  I grow the mint mainly because I like to have it on hand when I want to make mojitos (I love mojitos).  But with all of the mint I have, I thought I should branch out a little bit.  Earlier this week I took some mint and lime juice and mixed it with some ginger ale and it was SO good.  It was super refreshing and a perfect soft drink to sip in the afternoon.

So yesterday, I started thinking about what I could come up with for a cocktail, other than a mojito, using mint.  What I ended up doing was taking the ginger ale mint soft drink another step and I added Jameson whiskey.  It was a perfect summertime sipper.  I’m not a huge fan of whiskey, but the mint and the lime really mellow out the flavor of the whiskey.

In the end, I have to say that this drink is equally good with or without the whiskey.  So whether you’re looking for a non-alcoholic afternoon sipper or something a little stronger at cocktail time, give this one a try.  You won’t be disappointed!

 

Ginger Mint  Sipper

  • 1 1/2 oz Jameson whiskey (optional)
  • several fresh mint leaves
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • ice cubes
  • regular or diet ginger ale (I used diet)

Pour Jameson into a tall glass (if using) and add mint leaves and lime juice.  With a spoon or a wooden muddler, crush up mint leaves so that their flavor comes out.

Add ice and pour in enough ginger ale to fill glass.

ENJOY!

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Amy

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

Lisa - My standard (ha, for the 4 or 5 times a year when I drink) is tequila with a squeeze of lemon, a squeeze of lime, and then fill the glass with ginger ale - I bet your mint would be an awesome addition.

Debi

Sunday 10th of June 2012

Yes! I want one..or two, but don't tell anyone! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 37. See you next week doll! <3 and hugs!

Lisa

Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Your secret's safe with me, Debi! :)

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Sunday 10th of June 2012

How refreshing! I love ginger ale :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week, my dear friend!

Lisa

Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Thanks, Krista!

Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen

Friday 8th of June 2012

How refreshing this looks! What a nice summer drink. Thank you for sharing the idea.

Lisa

Friday 8th of June 2012

Thanks for stopping by, Beth!