* 6 to 8 mint leaves
* 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
* 1 1/2 ounces gin
* 2/3 ounce fresh lime juice
In a mixing glass, muddle the mint with a few ice cubes and the maraschino liqueur until the mint is broken into very small pieces. Add more ice, the gin, and lime juice, and shake until cold. Strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.
I’ve owned my copy of The Art of the Bar for over two years but had never made this gem until yesterday. I was flipping through the pages looking for something cold and refreshing after a long day and the Sensation jumped out at me. I don’t know how I missed it for so long.
And refreshing it was. I used mint fresh from the garden, going with the high end of eight leaves, and ended up with a fantastic tart/sweet/minty cocktail. It went very well with our dinner of broccoli udon with peanut sauce and it was the perfect thing to sip on the porch while the sun went down.
Recipe from The Art of the Bar.