In honor and celebration of Earth Day with mint fresh from our garden.
6 fresh mint leaves
1/4 orange, halved
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup bourbon
splash of club soda
mint and orange wedge to serve
Place mint, orange, simple syrup and lemon juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Add bourbon.
Fill a glass with ice. Strain bourbon mixture into glass, discarding solids. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with fresh mint and an orange wedge.
Recipe adapted from Entertain Decorate Celebrate, September/October 2015