i have a huge plot of mint growing wildly at the entrance of our house. the other day we were having dinner with friends and whipped up this light and springy cocktail.
1 part freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 part sparkling water
2 Tbsp mint simple syrup*, see directions below
2 shots of your favorite vodka
mint to garnish
*making the simple syrup
-boil 2 cups of water and 1 bunch of mint, washed
-when it comes to a boil, add 1/2 cup honey and remove from heat
-let the mixture cool and then remove mint from the mixture
****this drink is best enjoyed on the front porch alongside good company!