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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Major Bailey

Major Bailey

A cross between a Mojito & a Tom Collins, the Major Bailey uses gin instead of rum and adds plenty of mint leaves. When it comes to mint leaves in drinks, some people are thoroughly opposed to bruising or crushing the mint. Others insist that this is the only way to do it.

2 oz. Dry Gin
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
¼ oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. Simple Syrup
Mint Leaves

Place 10 to 12 mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass. Add lemon and lime juices and simple syrup. Bruise mint leaves in the sweetend juice with a muddler or bar spoon. Fill with shaved ice. Add gin. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined, and outside glass is frosted. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with straws.