Gin Mint Cocktail
This recipe was created on a hot summer day by my ever-loving husband, who saw my abundance of mint growing on our porch and decided to surprise me with a drink. It’s very much like a mojito but sans the white rum. The mint and lime flavors compliment the flavor of the gin, bringing you a refreshing summer drink! I couldn’t think of any better way for the inaugural use of my Container Cocktail Garden.
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 11 fresh mint leaves, torn in large pieces (leave one whole for garnish)
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces Sprite (I like to use the kind from Mexico)
In a highball glass, dissolve the sugar in the lime juice. Add the crushed ice, mint leaves, gin and Sprite. Gently stir and garnish with the remaining whole mint leaf.
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