from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 sprigs of Mint
  • 2 pieces Lime
  • .75 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 3 or 4 ounces Soda Water

Muddle 1 of the mint sprigs with the limes, lime juice, and Simple Syrup in the bottom of a bar glass. Add the gin and shake well. Pour into a goblet over crushed ice and stir until the outside of the glass frosts. Top with soda water and garnish with the remaining sprig of mint.

This was the house drink of the Famous ‘21' Club for years — a kind of Mint Julep for the New England crowd.