With so many heavy hitting drinks on the blog here, I decided it was about time to post a drink that someone of any age can enjoy. The “Southern Belle” is a refreshing minty drink right in time for a warm spring. The fresh mint builds an aromatic start with a traditional taste of ginger ale. As it reaches the back of your taste palette you’ll get more of the sweet mint flavor (especially if you grab a mint leaf as you sip).
This is a great one for all ages, and perfect for sitting in the afternoon sun.
Alcohol Rating: N/A
Overall Rating: 9/10
Make it again? Yes.
Southern Belle (Mocktail)
3-5 Mint Leaves
1/2 oz Sweet/Sour
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Muddle sweet/sour/ mint leaves, and simple syrup together in a rocks glass. Add ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a mint spring.
*For an alcoholic version you may want to add in 1.5 oz of bourbon.