This spring splash is deliciously fresh and crisp. No alcohol (although ¬†you can add a shot of vodka if you fancy) – just four simple ingredients and some ice. Here’s how to make it. So simple it’s crazy.


Ginger Ale

1 Lemon or bottled lemon juice. (Additional lemon slices for garnish, if desired).

Four fresh mint leaves, chopped, plus extra sprigs for garnish



Using a slice of the lemon, rub some of the inside along the rim of a 12 to 16 ounce glass.

Dip the lemon-coated rim of the glass into a small dish of sugar.

Fill the glass with ice.

(Note: If you have a cocktail shaker, it’s great to blend the upcoming ingredients that way, but in truth you can just make this right in the glass and use a spoon to stir it.)

Into the glass, combine:

-the juice of one lemon (or two to three tablespoons of bottled lemon juice)

-1 teaspoon sugar

-the crushed mint

Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale and stir.

Garnish with lemon slice and a sprig of mint if desired.


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