All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon.Try these cocktails:Mint-Ginger CaipiroskaCilantro NegroniBasil French 75
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- 2 lemon wedges
- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce cold water
Muddle thyme sprigs with superfine sugar and lemon wedges in a glass. Add silver tequila, cold water, and ice. Stir.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, March 2011