How do you make a gin mojito cocktail?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To make the perfect Lemon Drizzle Gin Mojito, you will need the following ingredients:

– 50ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin
– 15ml lemon juice
– 15ml lime juice
– 20ml sugar syrup
– 8-10 mint leaves
– Soda water
– Lemon twist and a mint sprig, for garnish

Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making this refreshing and zesty cocktail:

1. Start by gathering all your ingredients and ensuring you have everything you need within reach. This will make the cocktail-making process much smoother.

2. Grab a cocktail shaker or a mixing glass and add the Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin, lemon juice, lime juice, and sugar syrup.

3. Next, take the mint leaves and gently clap them between your hands to release their aroma. This helps enhance the minty freshness in the cocktail. Add the mint leaves to the shaker or mixing glass.

4. Now, it’s time to muddle the mint leaves gently. You can use a muddler or the back of a spoon to press down and twist the mint leaves, releasing their flavors into the mixture. Be careful not to over-muddle, as it can make the drink taste bitter.

5. Fill the shaker or mixing glass with ice. This will help chill the cocktail and dilute it slightly, balancing the flavors.

6. Shake or stir the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds, ensuring that all the ingredients are well combined.

7. Grab a tall glass and fill it with ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass, allowing any mint leaves or ice chips to be caught by the strainer.

8. Top up the glass with soda water, adding a refreshing effervescence to the cocktail. You can adjust the amount of soda water to your preference, but a splash or two should do the trick.

9. garnish your Lemon Drizzle Gin Mojito with a lemon twist and a mint sprig. This not only adds a visual appeal but also enhances the aroma of the drink.

Now, your perfect Lemon Drizzle Gin Mojito is ready to be enjoyed. Take a moment to admire its vibrant colors and invigorating flavors before taking your first sip. Cheers!