Erick Castro muddles plenty of mint leaves with simple syrup, shakes the drink, then pours it through two strainers to remove any particles. The result is a perfectly silky cocktail. Slideshows:  Garden-to-Glass Cocktails 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 8 mint leaves

  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup

  • 2 ounces London dry gin

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • Dash of celery bitters

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 7 of the mint leaves with the Simple Syrup, then add the gin, lime juice, bitters and salt. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Fine strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the remaining mint leaf.

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