Lean And Green

Lean And Green i i
Jessica Strelitz for NPR
Lean And Green
Jessica Strelitz for NPR

Morton's Tylor Field says that shaking this mix 25 times creates a perfect balance for the minty cocktail to be served "up" in a champagne flute. Unlike its sugary mojito cousin, this libation comes in at under 200 calories and doesn't require heavy muddling.

1 1/2 ounces soju, a Korean rice spirit

1/2 ounce agave nectar

1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice

1 ounce soda water

10 mint leaves

1/4-inch thick cucumber slice (optional garnish)

Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake 25 times. Strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.