I’m pretty sure Ernest Hemingway would turn in his grave at the mere notion of a gin mojito. The literary mastermind was famous for loving a mojito or two, and, naturally, the rum that makes this most glorious of summer drinks the cocktail that it is. Or does it? I’m a huge fan of traditional rum mojitos, but throwing gin into the mix was something of a revelation. I mean, what’s not to love when you have gin, lime and mint in the same glass? It’s refreshing, it’s delicious and it’s a mighty fine drink to sip on a Saturday afternoon. You can also make one in less time than it takes to say Ernest Hemingway. For one drink you will need:
- 75mls of gin
- 15 mint leaves
- The juice of two limes
- A tsp of sugar
- Sparkling water
- Crushed ice
1. Add the lime juice to a highball glass followed by the mint leaves. Now crush the leaves a little (the end of a slim rolling pin is good for this). Do this for about 30 seconds, until the leaves have wilted slightly but most of them are still intact. Now add the sugar and stir.
2. Pour the gin into the glass before filling the glass half full with crushed ice. Top the drink up with sparkling water, give it a stir and serve with a slice of lime.
All this blogging is thirsty work and so with that I’m off to make myself a quick gin mojito. Whilst I’m sipping away, I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on this drink or other cocktails where you’ve mixed up the ingredients. I look forward to reading (and trying) all your suggestions. Have a great weekend everybody!