6 hours ago
Monday, August 30, 2010
I usually don't post booze recipes for a Monday a.m., but we had some great cocktails this past weekend!
Our bartender friends always roll their eyes when a customer asks for a mojito.
Especially on a busy Saturday night!
Muddling the mint for each individual drink can be time consuming........so I only order them when I see the bartender is in a good mood!
We felt like mojitos this weekend, but I had no rum! So, why not gin?
I was lucky enough to sample some Farmer's Gin this weekend.
A new organic gin made in the Midwest. Go figure.
I thought only the Brits knew how to make gin.
So what do Midwesterners know about gin? Plenty.
This gin had aromas of lemon grass, coriander, juniper berries and elderflower. It was so delicious, and I am not getting paid to say that.
I made some fantastic cocktails with the Farmer's (read the NY Times review here).
You can make your own simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar for a few minutes, then keep in the fridge all week for drinks.
I cheat and use Sprite or a splash of ginger ale, because I like bubbles.
This is a refreshing, citrusy nice summer cocktail.
Try it, you'll like it!
Gin Mojito: (makes 1 drink)
2 oz. of Farmer's Gin
a few sprigs of fresh mint (I like the light green spearmint)
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp of fresh lime juice
a splash of Sprite or ginger ale (or simple syrup if you made it)
Muddle the mint in a rocks glass and add the juices and ice. Pour in the gin.
Pour the ginger ale or simple syrup over the ice and sip!
Garnish with mint or lime.