Monday, June 05, 2006

Mixology Monday: The Minty Citrus

Oddly-yet-endearingly-named drink blog, Kaiser Penguin, has started Mixology Mondays, and the theme for this week is mint. Having just picked up another huge bunch of the herb at the market this weekend, I'm anxious to see what other folks concoct. Meanwhile, I'll share a recent creation of J's--his cocktails are becoming a Sunday night tradition 'round these parts.

The Minty Citrus (for two)

large handful of mint leaves, rinsed and dried
juice of 5-6 blood oranges
1-2 tbsp. simple syrup (if your oranges are really sweet, you don't need this)
2 shots vodka
cocktail shaker

Reserve two mint leaves for garnish; muddle the rest in your cocktail shaker (I use the end of a wooden spoon). Add ice, vodka, blood orange juice, syrup if using and shake, shake, shake. Strain into two glasses, garnish and enjoy.


Rachel said...

vodka and blood orange juice are two of my favorite beverages!

Anonymous said...

OH yum! that sounds so bad and so extremly good!

Anonymous said...

No blood oranges-regular OJ will have to do- but do have a yardfull of fresh mint - worked for us! Way to go, J.