From the Mojito to the Luxury Mojito to the Old Cuban (recipe) to the New Cuban and other new drinks: My latest piece for Tasting Table San Francisco traces the evolution of cocktails with the trio of lime, mint, and champagne. There's even a recipe for The Whaler from Brooke Arthur of Prospect.
And here's the recipe for The Ginger's Trois by Erick Castro of Rickhouse- easy and refreshing!
by Erick Castro of Rickhouse
1.5oz Plymouth Gin
.75oz Lime Juice
.75oz Simple Syrup
.5oz Ginger Solution (equal parts ginger puree, sugar, and hot water)
6-8 Mint leaves
1 ounce Sparkling Wine
Mint Leaf for garnish
1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake first five ingredients over ice and strain into a large coupe glass. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a mint leaf and a dash of Angostura bitters.