Sunday, August 23, 2015

SRC: Gin, Lemon and Mint Martini

I have been on a minty cocktail kick this summer.  Between the various flavors of mules I've enjoyed to one of my favorite series ever, 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 burritoscaramelized onion jamtomato, 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.
Like Karen, my mint plant is overflowing so I snagged a handful of mint,grabbed a lemon from the fruit bowl and began cutting, muddling and shaking.  It wasn't long before I was sipping on one mind blowing martini.


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


SallyBR said...

Perfect drink to toast to a sunny, warm day! ;-)

guess who had your blog this month???? Yeap, I did! I loved your turkey chorizo burgers, they were a huge hit with me and hubby! Thank you so much!

Karen Kerr said...

I do love that martini! Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to make this one again as the mint is out of control =)

Tara said...

Yum! This looks delicious. It would be a great use for all the mint in my backyard.

Sue Lau said...

Looks wickedly delicious and a very nice photo too. Yummy!

Sarah E. said...

I don't think I've ever had lemon and mint together in a recipe. However, I do have a lemon mint candle and it's by far my favorite candle ever and it does smell quite delicious. So I can only deduce that a lemon mint drink would be perfection :) That makes sense, right?! haha Happy Reveal Day!

Anonymous said...

This martini is beautiful! I'm not a huge fan of gin, but I imagine with mint and lemon it could be quite tasty! Happy reveal day!

Wendy Klik said...

Yes please, shaken not stirred.

Rebekah Hills said...

Beautiful pick for reveal day - the color is gorgeous!!

Traci said...

Your photos came out amazing. Such a pretty recipe. Great SRC pick this month!

Lauren Everson said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

Emily said...

It's 5 o'clock somewhere right! This looks like a great summer cocktail. Happy Reveal Day!

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