A Sparkling Summer Cocktail

Fizzini[1]Almost half of Canadians recently surveyed prefer carbonated to still water, and sparkling is definitely having a moment with many a restaurant offering its own on the house. You can offer guests your own, too, with Hamilton Beach’s playfully named Fizzini, a new compact handheld model that stores away easily and has adjustable carbonation control.

Start cocktail hour with Cocktail Deeva, Dee Brun’s take on the classic Mojito using Fizzini Lemon Lime syrup, just one of six flavours including, always classic, Cola.

 

Tropical Lemon Lime Fizz

2 sprigs fresh mint
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Malibu Rum
4 ounces Lemon Lime Fizzini Water (4 ounces carbonated water combined with 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice and 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice)
1 fresh lime
2 sprigs fresh mint
1 tsp. white sugar
2 tsp. raw sugar

For the rim:
Zest of 1 fresh lime
1 tsp. white sugar
2 tsp. raw sugar

In shaker, muddle mint with simple syrup and rum. Add ice to shaker and shake well. Strain into a large ice-filled glass that has been rimmed with lime and both sugars. Top with Lemon Lime Fizzini carbonated water and garnish with fresh mint.