Sweet Fallen Angel Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Mint Lime Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 

1 bunch fresh mint 

Cocktail:

1/2 cup dry gin

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 

2 teaspoons grenadine 

4 cups club soda

Fresh mint leaves, for garnish 

Lime wedges, for garnish 

Directions

  1. For the mint lime simple syrup: Place a small saucepot over medium heat. Pour in the sugar, lime juice and 1/2 cup water. Add the mint and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cool completely, then remove and discard the mint. This can be stored in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  2. For the cocktail: Fill 4 Collins glasses with ice to chill.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the gin, lime juice and 1/4 cup mint lime simple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain over the ice in the chilled Collins glasses. Slowly pour 1/2 teaspoon grenadine on top of each cocktail, then divide the club soda on top of each. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wedges. Serve immediately.