Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
10 min
10 min
4 drinks


  • 24 to 32 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup, (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves)
  • Crushed ice
  • 8 ounces Belvedere Vodka
  • 4 sprigs mint, for garnish
  • 4 martini glasses, cold


For one drink: Put 6 to 8 mint leaves, 1 tablespoon simple syrup and crushed ice in the bottom of a tall glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the leaves to extract the flavor. Add 2 ounces vodka and shake several times. Strain into a chilled martini glasses and garnish with a small mint sprig.

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