1 1⁄2 oz Light rum
1⁄4 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup (lemon syrup; see Notes)
3 sli Celery stalk
6 lf Mint (6-8)
1 Ginger (pinky-sized piece)
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
1 pn Black pepper (as garnish)
Muddle mint, ginger, and celery in syrup and juice. Fine strain into shaker, add alcohol and shake with ice. Serve up and garnish.
For lemon syrup, simmer 1c water, 1c sugar, and zest of a lemon until dissolved. Cool, stir in 1/3c lemon juice, and fine strain.
Greg Best, Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Light rum, Aromatized wine, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Ginger, Celery stalk, Mint, Black pepper