Gin & Mint
A cool, elegant, refreshing serve. You can add more ‘bite’ with a dash of lemon juice, if you like.
- 50ml gin
- Two tender top sprigs of fresh mint, washed
- 1cm thick slice fresh cucumber, quartered
- 100m chilled elderflower pressé (NB: not concentrate)
- Small mint sprig and thin lemon slice to garnish
Place the gin, mint and cucumber pieces in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass jug, and stir for a minute, squashing down the mint and cucumber with the back of a spoon to bruise them well and release their juices. Strain into a tall thin tumbler containing a couple of ice cubes, and top up with spritzy elderflower pressé. Garnish with mint and lemon.
© Minty freshness: the Gin & Mint cocktail (ALAMY)