With its jewel tone hue and crisp, thirst-quenching taste featuring a medley of juicy raspberries and zesty mint, it’s no wonder both the ladies and gents are falling over the Karthago, which, like its namesake, is unique and unforgettable. It's wonderfully fruity and refreshing, and you may think this tantalizing number has no alcohol, but beware: it’s spiked and doesn’t mind giving a mean punch after several rounds. But rest assured, you won’t regret ordering one or three at Manhattan’s hot spot Center Bar, courtesy of Michael Lomonaco.
- 1 1/2 Ounce gin
- Juice of half a lemon, fresh squeezed
- Dash of simple syrup
- 5 raspberries
- 5 mint leaves
- Dash of soda
In a Collins glass, add raspberries and 4 mint leaves. Muddle lightly. Fill glass with ice and squeeze in 1/2 a lemon. Add a dash of syrup. Pour in 1 ½ ounces gin and mix thoroughly, getting the cocktail ice cold. Top with soda. Garnish with sprig of mint and serve in a tall highball glass.