Summer Refreshment

Last August my daughter opted for dinner and shopping in the city instead of a birthday party; smart kid. The restaurant was pretty, low lit, had banquet seating and attentive staff. The kids started with a modern version of the “mocktails” we used to drink; think Shirley Temple in our day but without the ghastly amounts of sugar and colour. My daughter’s was so good I recreated a version of it at home. You can use this base to mix with club soda, ginger ale, San Pelligrino or for the adults, add it to your G&T. At a recent camp out for my best friend’s birthday, I brought this for our late afternoon cocktails by the lake. It was a posh drink in a plastic cup and it was a huge success! Below are very simple instructions – you can add more or less of whichever ingredient you like best. Enjoy your summer sipping!

Lime, Ginger, Mint Fizzy Drink
1 handful fresh, washed mint
1 3” piece of fresh ginger
6 limes
sugar
cheesecloth
Chop the mint into ribbons and the ginger into small pieces. Zest two of the limes and juice all six. Mix all of these ingredients together and add a pinch of sugar. Leave this mixture to “marinate” in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (or longer). Using a piece of cheesecloth, strain the liquid into another container; this liquid should be a lovely pale green colour! Use this with club soda, ginger ale or San Pelligrino. Also delicious with a gin & tonic – serve with lots of ice.

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