Monday, August 30, 2010

Gin Mojitos


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 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.



The Japanese Redneck said...

That's the 1st time I've heard of muddle the mint....

The drink sounds good and after all my aches and pains of the weekend, I could use one, or two right now on Monday AM.

p.s. picked 5 figs yesterday

lisa is cooking said...

I read that article about gin and have been wanting to try some good options. Great to see something other than corn from the midwest! (I can say that, I grew up there.) Great-looking cocktail, and pretty glass.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey, Jim from Montville. I drink Ketel One Vodka Mojitos in between the Ketel One's on the rocks. Nice.

8 days til the Rez returns from vacation....

Betsy said...

I just tried that Gin this weekend, it's fantastic. I think the same thing about mojitos on Saturday nights!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I think you should post more booze on Mondays. That's when we really need them! ;)

Eileen said...

I agree; Boozie Mondays!

This sounds so refreshing. It's in the 90's here today and I'm just about to pour a glass of a chilled white while making dinner. My kitchen is officially OPEN! I'm having friends to dinner each day over the Labor Day Weekend. I think I should mix some of these up one of those nights.

We Are Not Martha said...

Nothing like some booze on Mondays :) I love a good mojito, but too often they're sickeningly sweet. This one sounds wonderful!


tasteofbeirut said...

This fabulous concoction reminds me of the Pimm's that my English cousin introduced me to this summer and that-alas-was gone way too soon!
I will make it since gin (even if not from the midwest) is readily available here in liquor stores.

kat said...

I am on a gin kick these days so I'll have to find this.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Of course the midwesterners know what they're doing! I'm due for a mojito, maybe this weekend!

Lori Lynn said...

This sounds positively dangerous to me.