Don’t fill up on too many mimosas this Saturday while you’re watching the Kentucky Derby, especially when you have a drink that’s as deliciously vibrant as all those wonderful hats. A little bit naughty and nice, the Fascinator is a well-balanced mid-day cocktail—perfect for a day at the races.
Add water, whisky, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake, and pour into a tall glass. Add a dash of sugar, and garnish (like a fascinator) with mint leaves.