- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Effort: easy
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 limes, juice only
- 1 handfuls mint leaves, fresh
- 50 ml vodka
- 1 handfuls ice cubes
- 1 dashes of sparkling water, (or to taste)
Tips and Suggestions
This takes inspiration in part from a mojito, that bar classic of the late nineties - mint, sugar syrup, lime, rum and soda - and in part from a gimlet, that intense and trad mix of vodka and lime cordial. And frankly, this child outstrips either of its parents. When I gave it to a friend to taste after making it for the first time, I had to fight to get the glass back from her.
1. Spoon the sugar into a tumbler, squeeze over the lime juice and stir to dissolve.
2. Add the mint leaves and stab away at them in the tumbler with the end of a rolling pin; this is what's known in the business as 'muddling'.
3. Add the vodka and ice, swill to mix and then top up with the dash of fizzy water.
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