Monday, July 15, 2013

Mint Oh, My!

Thwarting our north-facing exposure our little hanging basket of mint has thrived (as mint is want to do). But as most mint growers know, when you have mint, you have a lot of it. Not wanting to waste a single gloriously fragrant leaf, we have been looking for ways to use our mint. So, we started by researching cocktails. Now the obvious choice is a Mint Julep, but here is a confession, Grant and I hate Mint Juleps. Instead we discovered the Ellison, a delicious and simple gin-based cocktail.

Gather These:
  • Thin cucumber slices (average about 4 per serving)
  • Mint leaves (about 4-5 per serving)
  • 3/4 ounces lime juice
  • 3/4 ounces simple syrup (or Raw sugar)
  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite gin
  • Lime wedge for garnish

  • Muddle half the cucumbers and mint leaves with the simple syrup
  • Add some ice and top with the gin and lime juice
  • Garnish with remaining mint, cucumber, and lime wedge.


No comments:

Post a Comment