Mint Flamingo

Mint Flamingo

It's a bird! It's a cocktail! Technically it's a mocktail, but a light splash of gin would go well in this long-legged cooler.

Did you know the flamingo gets its color from the carotenoid pigments in the critters it eats? This beautiful drink gets its color from a slightly more sophisticated source: The classically floral Peychaud’s Bitters, available wherever fine bitters are sold. 

As always, fresh-squeezed juices will make a huge difference in the quality of the finished product. Try it with Meyer lemon.

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. Eli Mason Mint Julep Cocktail Mixer

.5 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Dash of Peychaud's Bitters

Club Soda

Combine the first four ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a highball glass with plenty of ice and top with club soda. 

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