We puts a spin on the classic Collins with
elderflower liqueur and fresh mint (experiment with the many mint varieties for
different flavors). We named the refreshing cocktail after child actress Cora
Sue Collins, who appeared in films alongside the likes of Bette Davis and Greta
Garbo in the 1930s and ’40s.
Yields 1 cocktail
4 medium fresh mint leaves, plus 1 small sprig for garnish
1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) fresh lemon juice
1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) gin
1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) elderflower liqueur
4 to 5 fl. oz. (about 1/2 cup) club soda
cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lemon juice.
gin, elderflower liqueur, and ice to fill the shaker.
Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain the cocktail shaker
into the glass.
the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.