Spring cocktails don’t need a bunch of fancy bar equipment to make, instead construct in a seal able mason jar. You can make them ahead and refrigerate. This is a great way to incorporate fresh produce and herbs into you drinks and get the most flavor out of them.
You’ve seen tools for :
Muddling, Shaking, Straining for making cocktails…HOW CAN YOU DO IT ALL IN ONE VESSEL?
YOU DON’T NEED Fancy bareware!—TRY A MASON JAR instead.
WHY DO YOU SHAKE A COCKTAIL??
-Shaking a cocktail properly incorporates liquids of different viscosity
-It chills the drink
-Shaking dilutes the ingredients to the proper taste
-integrates solid ingredients into the whole drink (herbs or fruit)
Try this Cucumber Mint DRINK Recipe!
This can be a great mocktail, or add any of your favorite clear spirits.
In a pint mason jar COMBINE:
2 oz of clear spirit. If you are not going to use alcohol put a little water in the jar instead.
Peeled sliced cucumber coins 2-3
2 healthy Sprigs Of mint (slap them first to exfoliate the oils)
2 oz of lime juice
2 Lime wedges (squeeze the juice out and drop the wedges in.)
A teaspoon of Monk Fruit or Agave nectar for sweetness.
This makes 1 drink, so multiply the amounts by how many you’d like to make.
Combine ingredients, seal with lid and store in the refrigerator overnight to let all the flavors infuse.
Take pre-infused chilled drink with you to a party or for home, add ice and shake with lid on.
Strain with metal lid slid slightly to the side, into a glass. .use all the liquid in the jar in 1 drink if you made multiple, strain only enough for each drink
TOP with SODA water & SERVE with mint sprig and cucumber coin.