Miss Mikki is a great bartender and her drinks are legendary. But I like to concoct a few of my own every once in a while too. Here's a couple that I made that were excellent with the 108 degree summer weather:
8 Fresh Lemon Verbena leaves (I grow it in my herb garden.)
2 oz of Gin (I'm a Gin connoisseur and have no less than 10 different ones on hand, but I used Beefeaters London Dry for this one.)
2 oz of Apple Juice
1 oz of Seagrams Club Soda Water
In a collins glass, muddle the verbena leaves with a tiny bit of ice in the bottom. Top up with crushed ice, gin and apple juice. Stir well, then stir in the Club Soda. Ahhhhh! Surpassingly refreshing!
I laughed when I saw the name of this one....a deja vu? Oui? Pas? This one is savory spicy!
2 oz of chilled Seagrams Club Soda
1 oz of Lemon juice
1 oz of simple syrup
1 Serrano Chile halved and seeded
5 cherries seeded and chopped
3 mint leaves plus a couple for garnish (I have a ton of frekin mint.)
2 oz of white rum
In a cocktail shaker muddle the chile, mint and cherries. Add crushed ice, rum, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and drain into a ice filled collins glass. Stir in the soda and garnish with mint and a cherry. Trust me.....it worth it!