Sleepy Head Cocktail

Sleepy Head Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Muddling slices of fresh orange with mint gives this cocktail a wonderful aromatic allure that is further heightened by the richness of the brandy.

Recipe originally appeared on, photo by Randy Hanson.


  • 2 orange slices
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce ginger syrup
  • 1 barspoon fresh lemon juice
  • club soda
  • orange zest peel and mint sprig to garnish


  1. Place the orange slices and mint into a shaker and muddle gently until just bruised.
  2. Add the brandy, ginger syrup and lemon juice to the shaker, and then fill with ice.
  3. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top the drink with the club soda and then garnish with the orange peel and mint sprig. Serve immediately.

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