Channel Your Inner Flapper with This Delicious Jazz Age Cocktail
Every June, thousands of revelers descend on N.Y.C.'s Governors Island dressed in their flashiest '20s-themed attire for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. For the uninitiated, the lavish affair, now in its 11th year, is basically The Great Gatsby IRL, with live music, hors d'oeuvres, and, most importantly, refreshing St-Germain cocktails inspired by the zeitgeist of the Prohibition era. If you can't make it to the East Coast this weekend, we've got the perfect recipe to help you celebrate anyway.
This four-ingredient drink, created by mixologist Julie Reiner of Clover Club, a buzzy bar in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill, is not only easy to make—it's super refreshing. "I call it the perfect summer beverage—light and floral with a hint of mint," she tells InStyle. Fun fact: The name, Flappers Delight, is a cheeky nod to the Dreamland Orchestra dancers who perform at the fête. "They're so stylish and fun," Reiner adds. "I can just picture them moving with this beautiful cocktail in hand."
Read on for the recipe, and if you're feeling nostalgic, grab your tickets to the fabled party here.
1. Muddle fresh mint leaves with simple syrup.
2. Shake and strain into a Collins glass.
3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a mint sprig.