Last week, my bookclub friend Peggy brought me some mojito mint from her garden. My mint is still painfully small, and the grocery store mint was pale and wilty, so this was a welcome treat for a summer drink. On Friday night, I decided to make myself a cocktail. We were out of rum, and I was anxious to try Broker’s gin, so I decided to whip up a gin mojito.
Gin Mojito (or Muddled Mint Gin Fizz)
10 mint leaves
4 lime wedges
1/2oz simple syrup
In your cocktail glass, muddle mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Add the rest of the lime and continue to muddle until most of the juice is extracted from the limes. Add ice, simple syrup and gin. Stir. Top with club soda and stir again. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaf. I wish I could say I enjoyed this one on the balcony, but instead I was working on volunteer stuff. It was delicious though…I sometimes find it hard to mess with a classic, but in this drink, gin works!
***update: this drink is almost a Mint Gin Fizz, which has almost the same amounts of the ingredients, except you leave the mint leaves un-muddled…
Other than making mint & gin based cocktails, this is what I’ve been doing during the last few days of silence:
It’s time once again for another Honor Flight and my dining room has been transformed into the mail room again. Thanks to Peggy’s help, mail for 93 veterans is all packed up ready to go at 3:15 tomorrow morning! I’m going to try to get a good night’s sleep this time!