Posts Tagged ‘mint’

The Southside Fizz

Monday, June 5th, 2006

MxM: MintThis one from Lucius Beebe’s Stork Club Bar Book of 1946. He includes it in the “Morning at the Stork Club” chapter, but there’s no reason to restrict its service to the hours before noon. The Southside Fizz is really just a pleasant, minty lemonade — unless you’re employing a particularly potent gin, it goes almost unnoticed — suitable whenever a refreshing long drink is indicated.

1 1/2 oz. Gin
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 sprigs mint
1 tsp. sugar

Shake well, strain into a highball glass and fill with seltzer.
Decorate with a sprig of mint, and a cherry if you’re feeling saucy.

The quantity of mint should be adjusted depending on the potency of your particular strain of leaf. Two may well be too little. Flakes of leaf will be broken off by the ice when shaking … for the clearest drink, and one which won’t leave unsightly vegetable matter clinging to your guests’ teeth, you may wish to strain through a mesh sieve.

Gin Daisy

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Juice of ½ of a Lime.
1 pony Cusenier Grenadine.
1 jigger Sir Robert Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.
Serve in a Mug with Lump Ice; fill with Seltzer.

Stir well and decorate with the skin of the Lime and fresh Mint and serve with Straws.

Fancy Whiskey Smash

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ½ full Shaved Ice.
2 teaspoonfuls Bar Sugar.
3 sprigs Mint pressed with muddler in 1 jigger aerated Water.
1 jigger Whiskey.

Stir well; strain into Sour glass; dress with Fruit and serve.

Cooperstown Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a large Bar glass.
Fill with Lump Ice.

One jigger of Sir Robert Burnette’s Old Tom Gin.
½ pony of Italian Vermouth.
Six leaves of fresh Mint.

Shake ingredients well together.
Strain and serve in Cocktail glass.

Champagne Julep

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill medium size Shell glass ⅓ full Cracked Ice.

2 teaspoonfuls Bar Sugar.
2 sprigs bruised Mint.

Pour Champagne slowly into the glass, stirring gently at the same time.
Dress with fruit; dash with Brandy and serve with Straws.