Gin mojito

Gin mojito 1

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.

Gin mojito 2

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!



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  • http://littleturkishgirl.blogspot.com Ashley J

    What a GREAT idea. I much prefer gin to rum and this sounds like heaven!

  • http://www.themidnightblog.com/ Charlotte

    I prefer rum to gin but this sounds tasty nonetheless! :)

  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Mmmm, that looks delicious! Would love to give this a go! xxx

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni Washington

    “…what’s not to love when you have gin, lime and mint in the same glass?” Honestly, you could’ve stopped at gin, and I still would’ve agreed with you. This does sound good, though.

  • http://www.dearskim.com/ Sara // Dear Skim

    This looks awesome!! I loooove mojitos — I’d like to try a twist of gin, haha even if it would make Hemingway disapprove ;)

    Sara // dearskim.com

  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    Mmmm, this looks so tasty Chiara! I love the idea of using gin in a mojito! I definitely need to try this :D thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.ohgoshblog.co.uk/ Em

    Yes – well, this is tonights tipple sorted. Thank you very much. It looks delicious. x

  • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    This soudns delicious!

  • http://www.tapeparade.wordpress.com Laila

    Sounds great – I love gin, and would never hae thought of a gin mojito but definitely up for giving it a go! X