The Benjamin Menendez special originated in Havana, Cuba long before the country was closed off to American tourists. The delightful pairing of Scotch and Mint gives this cocktail a distinct subtle flavor that is at once robust and sweet, making it a wonderful partner for any summertime garden party or event.
|2 oz Scotch Whiskey|
|1 barspoon (5 ml) superfine sugar|
|1 barspoon (5 ml) orange curaçao or Grand Marnier|
|1 sprig of mint|
Preparation: How to make a Benjamin Menendez Special
- Add lemon juice and sugar to a shaker and stir.
- Then add the rest of the ingredients with ice and shake gently but thoroughly and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.