Happy New Year! It’s been so cold in our neck of the woods, so it was nice to escape to the heat in Cuba. We travelled with friends and rang in the New Year with white sand, blue water and warm sunshine.
Although mint was scarce in Cuba, we did find one place on our resort that had some and were able to enjoy mojitos in addition to the many pina coladas we had. Even the little one enjoyed it – lime and mint make a great combination! When we came back, I longed for something refreshing and this Ginger Lemon Mint Fizz did the trick.
While it’s nice to snuggle up with a warm drink, this sparkling drink makes me dream of summer, and chilling on the patio. The tart lemon with the sweetness and spiciness of the ginger simple syrup is complemented with mint. Club soda finishes off the drink adding the perfect bubbly touch.
Cheers to a fantastic 2017!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 2" piece of ginger
- club soda
- In a pot, add the sugar, water and ginger and bring to a boil.
- Once you see the sugar has been dissolved, take off the heat and let sit.
- Strain the cooled syrup.
- In a glass, add a quarter wedge of lemon, a few leaves of mint and 1-2 TB of the simple syrup and muddle everything together.
- Add ice.
- Finish with club soda.