Food & Drink

Cheers | Elderflower Mint Gin & Tonic.

My friend Lauren has a prolific herb garden this summer. When we walked on Monday she offered me cuttings and I started thinking about herbal summer cocktails. I have a bunch of limes (yay Costco!) and thought they might mix well with  mint. This mule variation looks really tasty (I’d probably omit the simple syrup). But the recipe I decided to try was this one. Y’all know I have a thing for St. Germain and I picked up elderflower tonic the last time I was at Total Wine. Lauren provided the mint and I was ready to go!

Elderflower Mint Gin & Tonic (inspired by Sarah Sharratt )

4-5 fresh mint leaves
1 oz St. Germain
two lime wedges (I like lime; I cut this one into six wedges and used two of them)
1-1/2 oz gin
tonic (elderflower is delightful if you can find it, but I’m sure regular tonic tastes fine)

Add the mint and St. Germain to a lowball glass. Muddle. Add the juice from one lime wedge and stir. Then add the ice and gin. Stir again and top with tonic. Garnish with the second lime wedge, squeezed. Enjoy!

Cheers to a wonderful weekend!