Thursday, May 18, 2017

Green Summer Cooler (Non-Alcoholic)

This drink is exactly as advertised. It is green and it definitely cools you down. Chalk that up to green peppermint syrup. I would caution against trying to make this syrup yourself as I have tried it with mint tea and it tends to take a brown color and the flavor always seems a little burned. Further experiments using a cold infusion of fresh mint in simple syrup are forthcoming, but not unlikely to produce a color like the commercially available syrups used in coffee shops like Monin.

But as part of a fruity drink, this syrup just gives a chill effect, and doesn't taste like mint ice cream. Instead you get fizzy bubbles, cucumber scents and a tropical fruit punch of a drink.
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. green peppermint syrup
  • ginger ale
  • cucumber slice
  • lime slice
Combine lime juice pineapple juice, and peppermint syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Collins filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with cucumber and lime slices. 

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