"This concoction could be just the thing to ward off a cold," says Rom?e de Goriainoff, referring to ginger's reputation for boosting immunity. "But the ginger and mint combination also makes it a perfect summer refresher."
5 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig, smacked, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the Cognac, lime juice, Simple Syrup, ginger and mint leaves and shake briefly. Strain into a crushed-ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with the smacked mint sprig.