Fizzy Mint Digestif Recipe
In much of Europe, it’s customary to have a small shot of something herbal at the end of a meal to settle the stomach. In France, these are called digestifs. They can range from the sweet and herbal to the exceedingly sharp and bitter. The wisdom is that the herbs used are conducive to the production of your stomach’s digestive enzymes. Mint famously has excellent digestive properties, and our Organic Mint Mélange can easily be made into an aromatic base for this after-dinner cocktail, sure to be the perfect restorative quaff after a particularly heavy or rich meal.
Fizzy Mint DigestifTea-Infused Vodka Ingredients:
Makes enough for 8 cocktails
2 pouches Organic Mint Mélange
8 oz. (1 cup) unflavored vodka
1 oz. tea-infused vodka
1 oz. simple syrup (see note)
A few dashes orange bitters
4 oz. club soda
Fresh mint & candied orange peel to garnish
Make the tea-infused vodka:
- Place pouches in a small jar and pour vodka over.
- Allow to infuse 3-6 hours.
- Remove pouches, squeezing to extract all liquid.
- Store vodka in a sealed container in a dark, cool place until use.
Make the digestif:
- For each cocktail, mix tea-infused vodka, simple syrup, and orange bitters in a rocks glass.
- Add ice, top off with club soda, and give a quick stir.
- Garnish with fresh mint and candied orange peel.
Simple syrup can be purchased, but to make your own, simply combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat, and stir until fully dissolved. Allow to cool completely, and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.