Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chocolate Mint Fizz

It's time for the next installment of Thirsty Thursday.  Today I'm spotlighting the Chocolate Mint Fizz.  As the name implies, I used some of my chocolate mint to make this drink.  Although if you don't have chocolate mint, you can surely use any variety of mint that you like/have available to you.

I found this recipe on a blog called Noshing with the Nolands.

You'll need:

Simple Syrup
1 1/2 cups mint
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

The Cocktail
1 oz chocolate vodka (we used Three Olives brand)
1/2 oz mint simple syrup
ginger ale (the original used 7 Up)
mint, for garnish

To make the simple syrup, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.  Let it come to a low boil and then remove the sauce pan from the heat.  Add the mint, stems and all, to the syrup and allow it to steep for about 20 minutes.  Strain the syrup and allow it to cool.  You can stash it in the fridge if you like.

Later, when your simple syrup is cool, you can go ahead and assemble the cocktail.  Just add the vodka and simple syrup to a glass with ice, top with ginger ale, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Enjoy this sweet and refreshing drink with friends!


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