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Minty Cocktails!

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After the unofficial start to summer, the season is finally here! And what's better to cool you off than an icy cold cocktail? How about a refreshing mint cocktail! Allen Katz gives us the perfect recipes today to kick off the season!

Brandy Smash
Ingredients:
8 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces Cognac
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

Directions:
1. Gently muddle mint in the base of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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Gin Jeans
Ingredients:
8 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces Plymouth Gin
1/2 ounce Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Directions:
1. Shake ingredients vigorously over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Cucumber & Mint Martini
Ingredients:
2-inch cucumber, peeled and diced
8 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces Absolut Vodka
1 ounces fresh apple juice
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

Directions:
1. Muddle the cucumber and mint in the base of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

Missionary's Downfall
Ingredients:
12 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces Cruzan Rum Light
1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps
1 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 ounces pineapple juice

Directions:
1. Gently muddle the mint in the base of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

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