How to Make the Careless Whisper, a Cocktail Like a Sweet Gin Breeze

In Depth

Welcome to Boozinette. This is the Careless Whisper.

  • 2 oz dry gin
  • 2 oz watermelon juice
  • 1/2 oz rich mint syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water

In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer for five minutes. Strain, contain, let cool and refrigerate. Use to freshen up any beverage that’s tasting not-so-fresh.

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake like a dock in stormy weather for 10-12 seconds. Fine strain into a lowball over ice. Garnish with mint and salt. Ignore those careless whispers and dance like your feet still have rhythm.

David is an artist from Ridgewood, Queens, that makes drinks, drawings, and questionable decisions in the name of scientific regress. You can find him bartending at Huckleberry Bar when he isn’t at his drafting table. Follow him @drawdavedraw.

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