Still Kickin' Cocktail

This sparkling summer sipper makes use of light and airy flavors and ingredients.  Cucumber and mint (great in any mojito, too!) combine to make an herbal base.  The ginger liqueur provides sweetness balanced with spice, and brut sparkling wine gives a refreshing fizz.



Prepare a Collins glass by twirling a thin slice of cucumber on the inside; add ice.  Muddle ingredients, except sparkling wine, a shaker tin.  Shake over ice, and strain into the iced glass.  Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with a mint sprig.


Lela Restaurant features upscale, American cuisine that is anchored in steak, homemade pasta, and crudo. Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm features an extended happy hour, and a Cocktail for a Cause; half of the proceeds go to a local charity.  “Still Kickin’” is the benefactor for the remainder of June 2016.