mojito Monday; I've been sipping the mint packed, cocktail goodness.
And for this month's Secret Recipe Club things haven't changed too much. This cocktail may not a my regular mule or mojito but it's got the mint and the citrus so it was calling my name!
I browsed over Karen's blog, Karen's Kitchen Stories, from one mouthwatering recipe to the next. Baby baked burritos, caramelized onion jam, tomato, corn, and chipotle salsa, and apricot braided loaf are just a handful of the numerous recipes that caught my eye. But in the end a cocktail claimed the victory.
It didn't matter how many recipes I looked at, the combination of lemon and mint were sticking in the back of my head. So, with that I knew what I was making for this month's swap.
I've long enjoyed the combination of mint and lime, but for some reason had never thought about combining mint and lemon. Well...until now. I have to say, it's an amazingly delicious combination.
Gin, Lemon and Mint Martini
2 Oz good quality gin (vodka could be substituted as well)
1/2 Oz lemon
Handful of mint leaves
1 Tsp agave syrup or 1 Tbsp simple syrup
Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of the cocktail shaker or a large glass. Add ice, gin, lemon juice, agave (or simple) syrup and shake or stir until mixed.
Pour in a chilled martini glass and enjoy.
Recipe source: Karen's Kitchen Stories