Spring is in the air! The days are longer, the weather is devine, and all across the eastern mountains, flowers are blooming. Cherry blossoms are the quintessential spring bloom. What better complement to flowering trees than this Asian-inspired signature cocktail?
• 6 large Kyoho grapes (or any purple ones work), plus 3-4 sliced for optional garnish
• 3 mint sprigs, plus one sprig for garnish
• 1 oz. simple syrup (heat equal parts water and sugar until sugar dissolves; cool)
• 1 oz. fresh lime juice
• 2 oz. rum
• 2 oz. club soda, optional
Place grapes, mint, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle or smash using a wooden spoon. Add rum and shake with ½ cup cracked ice. Strain into a glass, then top with fresh crushed ice and garnish with mint. Optional: Add a few splashes of club soda for a taller drink! Top glass with grape slices.
Recipe and Image from InStyle