I first made this cocktail when I hosted a 60's party at my house a few months ago. It wasn't the only cocktail on the menu (also featured were Blue Hawaiians and Brandy Alexanders- both drool-worthy), but I'm pretty sure this was the crowd favorite. Or maybe just mine. Its kind of like a mojito with ginger ale... and its kind of like a minty sprite. Or a combination of the two... Either way, its awesome. Also, sorry there is no picture... they disappeared before anyone was quick enough to snap a photo.
1 ½ oz vodka
1 teaspoon simple syrup
1 ½ teaspoon lime juice
3 oz ginger ale
Fresh mint leaves*
Mash the mint leaves in a glass with the simple syrup. Add ice cubes and pour the lime juice and vodka into the glass. Finish with the ginger ale. Taste and add any more of the above ingredients.
*If you don't have fresh mint, you can use a tiny splash of creme de menthe instead.