When you need something light and refreshing for summer and you have Krupnik in your liquor cabinet, this baby fits the bill. Featuring fresh ginger muddled with mint and a bit of fizz, you are on your way to enjoying a new classic.
Ingredients (per serving)
1.5 ounces JVR Spirits Krupnik
.5 ounce of your favorite Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or maybe Patron Citronage)
Club Soda or sparkling water
For each serving, peel and cut a piece of ginger about the size of a quarter (or two nickels!). With your muddling stick, crush the ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add two or three leaves of mint and 1-1/2 oz. of Krupnik then gently press the mint 4-5 times to release the oil from the veins of the leaves. Add ice and shake for 30-60 seconds.
Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice and add 4-5 oz. of club soda then strain the Krupnik from your shaker into the glass. Stir once, then drizzle .5 oz of orange liqueur on top. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!