Ginger Curio

"This concoction could be just the thing to ward off a cold," says Romée de Goriainoff, referring to ginger's reputation for boosting immunity. "But the ginger and mint combination also makes it a perfect summer refresher."Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

1 drink


  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice

  • 1 2/3 ounces Cognac

  • 2/3 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

  • 1 quarter-size slice of peeled fresh ginger

  • 5 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig, smacked, for garnish


  1. 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.

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