Mint Sling

This summery drink is a cousin of the Singapore Sling, which is made with gin.

2 (3-inch) sprigs fresh mint, leaves removed
1 1/2 oz. brandy
1 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse liqueur
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz. seltzer water
1 small sprig fresh mint for garnish

1. Place mint leaves in bottom of tall Collins or highball glass; add brandy. Gently bruise mint with a muddler or bar spoon to release the oils into the brandy.

2. Add lime juice, Chartreuse, simple syrup and bitters; stir well. Add ice; top with seltzer. Stir mint so it floats throughout the drink. Rub small mint sprig between fingers to release aromas; garnish top of glass.

1 serving