A refreshing summer cocktail that works best with Botanivore Gin or Bombay Sapphire (the mint highlights the spices in the gin).
- 1/4 C boiling water
- 1/4 C granulated sugar
- handful of mint leaves
- 1 oz. gin
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Club soda
- Lemon wedge & mint leaves for garnish
Start off by making a simple syrup with infused mint. Mix the sugar and mint leaves into the boiling water, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and strain the mint leaves out.
Pour 1 oz of gin into a glass tumbler. Add 1 Tsbp of the mint simple syrup, and the lemon juice. Top with club soda, 2 ice cubes and stir. Finish with a lemon wedge and mint leaves for garnish. You can adjust the mint simple syrup and lemon juice to taste. Makes 1.