Recipe: Mint Condition

Mint Condition Recipe | A Tennis Cocktail | Melbourne Cocktails

Mint Condition

No matter how much you love or hate tennis, you’ve got no chance of missing The Australian Open. For an entire two-weeks annually, the city gets hijacked. Even if you’re a real hater, there’s no way of successfully tuning out to that amount of fluoro or grunting.

I’ve never been a tennis fan. I went to The Australian Open once on corporate tickets and cant say it did much to excite me. But it is one of Melbourne’s most important sporting events and even I watch a match or two during the finals.

A Tennis Cocktail

Tennis Takes Balls | The Australian Open | Melbourne Cocktails

Tennis Takes Balls

In acknowledgement of all the hard work competitors have to do to get themselves into mint condition while everyone else stuffs their face over the holiday season, here’s a little cocktail tribute.


  • 60 m.l. Bourbon
  • 1 tbs. ginger syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ lime cut into 4 wedges
  • Garnish: mint sprig


Add lime wedges and mint to glass and muddle. Add ginger syrup and fill glass with crushed glass. Pour bourbon over ice. Stir. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with sprig of mint.

Mint Condition 2


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