Cocktails anyone? The Pepino Elixir from Leynia at the iconic Delano Hotel in Miami's South Beach, is as refreshing as they come: Stoli vodka, light and floral St. Germain, crisp cucumber and fresh ginger.
2 1/4-inch slices English hothouse cucumber, divided
1/4 inch slice of ginger, peeled
1 oz. Stoli vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
2 oz. club soda
1/4 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 1 cucumber slice and the ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add Stoli vodka, St. Germain, club soda, lime juice, and ice. Shake several times to blend. Pour cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice; garnish with remaining cucumber slice and rosemary sprig.
Recipe and photo via the editors at Helene Clarkson