White Port & Tonic
A port made from white grapes that make a great base for cocktails, but can also be drunk chilled on their own. These ports range from dry to sweet.
A carbonated soft drink in which quinine is dissolved, giving an intensly bitter flavor. Originally, tonic was used to fight malaria as the quinine was shown to be effective. However, modern tonic has much less quinine and is really only used for its bitter flavor; please take your malaria pills (and vaccinate your kids).
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Aromatic plants used in cocktails as a garnish or muddled into the liquor to add a light fresh taste. Common in the Mint Julep.
Build the ingredients in a highball glass over ice, gently stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig. #build #ontherocks
A slight variation is to muddle a few mint leaves in the glass and add a few dashes of orange bitters.