Drink Recipe: Herbal Refreshment

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With the wretched summer months quickly approaching, we’re looking for any way to cool down and refreshing summer cocktails sound pretty amazing. A great way of adding some freshness to your drinks is through herbs. From mint to basil, the herbs in these recipes add a layer of complexity that is perfect for the upcoming dry months ahead. Check out these two drinks at Salut Kitchen Bar and Thirsty Lion for inspiration for your own herb-infused cocktails!

Skinny Mojito

Ingredients:
3 lime wedges
5 mint leaves
½ oz. simple syrup
1 ¼ oz. 10 Cane Rum
Ice
Sprite
Soda Water

Directions:
Add lime wedges and mint leaves to a glass and muddle for 30 seconds. Add simple syrup and rum. Fill glass with ice and shake well. Top with half Sprite and half soda water.

Salut Kitchen Bar, 1435 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.625.3600, salutkitchenbar.com

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Grapefruit & Basil Martini

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz. Absolut Ruby Red Vodka
½ oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
4 small leaves of fresh basil
1 lime wedge
2 dashes Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters
½ oz. simple syrup

Directions:
Muddle basil leaves and lime wedge. Add grapefruit juice, bitters, simple syrup, St-Germain and ice and shake 12 times. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway,  Suite 1041, Tempe, 480.968.2920; 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1423, Scottsdale, 480.284.7292, thirstyliongastropub.com

 

 

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