Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cocktail Wednesdays: Monticello Lawnmower

Monticello Lawnmower

Sorry for not getting this out earlier, but here is last week's selection, an iced highball drink called the Monticello Lawnmower.

Monticello Lawnmower

2 1⁄2 oz Rye
1 tsp Sugar
3 ds Bitters
3 sprig Mint
2 slices Lime
2 oz Ginger beer

Combine mint, syrup, bitters and lime in mixing glass. Muddle. Add rye and shake. Pour into ice-filled Collins glass. Top with ginger beer.

The verdict: It is like a mojito, but spicier thanks to the rye, bitters, and ginger beer.  I probably shouldn't have strained it.  That way, it would have had a more appropriate look for a drink named "lawnmower".  We enjoyed it.

P.S. In the background of this photo, our dinner consists of I-can't-believe-it's-not-crab cakes with remoulade, toasts with tapenade, and a corn and red bell pepper hash.

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