Jerry Banks

Traditional formulas were a significant source of inspiration for bartenders in the early years of the cocktail renaissance. The Mojito, in particular, proved to be a fruitful template to riff on, spawning such classics as the Gin-Gin Mule, the Old Cuban and this, the Juniperotivo: a straightforward mixture of gin, lime and muddled mint, with the unexpected addition of pomegranate syrup, which would further the trend of fresh ingredients and culinary inspired cocktails.


Serving: 1

  • 4 large mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces Junipero, or other gin
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce pomegranate syrup

Garnish: mint leaves

  1. In mixing glass, using a spoon, crush two mint leaves in the simple syrup, and add gin, lime juice and pomegranate syrup.
  2. Pour into ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. To garnish, float the two remaining mint leaves on surface of drink.

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