What's a good gin cocktail with fresh mint?

I have so much mint in my garden!

  • Posted by: Dalice
  • May 23, 2012


RobertaJ May 24, 2012
French Pearl
2 oz. gin
scant 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/8 oz. Pernod
10-12 mint leaves

Mix all liquids, muddle mint leaves, then shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

2 oz. gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs mint
1/2 oz. simple syrup

Shake with ice, strain into cocktail glass and garnish with additional mint leaves.

Southside Variation
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 sprigs mint
dash or two Angostura bitters

Shake with ice, strain into cocktail glass, mint leaves for garnish.

And probably the best....lots of work, but soooooo worth it.

Juliet and Romeo
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
3 drops rose water (essential !)
3 drops Angostura bitters
3 thin slices peeled cucumber
3 sprigs mint
TINY pinch salt

Muddle cuke, mint and salt. Add gin, juice, simple syrup and rose water. Let stand for 30 seconds, then shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a floating mint leaf, drop one additional drop of rose water on the mint leaf, and 3 drops of the bitters on the surface of the drink. Created by the Violet Hour in Chicago.
Rascal May 24, 2012
2 oz. good gin, 1 oz St Germaine, dash of dry vermouth, 4 oz. grapefruit juice, 4-5 torn mint leaves. Shake with ice until incorporated, strain,
Slow C. May 24, 2012
You can always make a mint simple syrup (1 c. sugar, 1 c. water, a huge handful of mint, all cooked together) and add that to whatever cocktail is at hand (including iced tea, lemonade, julips, mojitos, gin 'n juice, etc...)!
Tina Z. May 23, 2012
A gin mojito! Gin, sugar, mint, lime and cucumber slices. Refreshing summer cocktail.
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