- 3 oz Vodka
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz Mint Simple Syrup (See recipe section)
How to Mix
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish with two mint leaves tucked into a lime wedge to look like a bird taking flight on the edge of the glass
Mint Simple Syrup: Heat 3/4 cups of sugar and 3/4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to ensure that sugar completely dissolves. After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add 2 cups of coarsely chopped, fresh mint leaves. Let steep for about 2 hours and strain out the leaves, pressing firmly on the leaves with a spoon to extract essential oils. Reserve the syrup and chill.