Mint and cucumber give this summery sipper by bartending vet Jim Meehan a cooling sensation.
- 8 mint leaves
- 3 cucumber slices
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces Banks 5-Island rum
- 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 oz St-Germain liqueur
- Club soda, chilled, to top
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: cucumber slice
In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves, cucumber slices and simple syrup.
Add the rum, lime juice and St-Germain, fill with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with the club soda.
Garnish with a mint sprig poked through a cucumber slice.