Two Shots, One Take!
A gin julep is like a mint julep, but with gin instead of bourbon and a little soda water to soften it. Maybe the soda technically qualifies this as something-not-a-julep, but in the very basest of definitions, a “julep” is just a sweet drink. A Mint Gin Julep might be a better, more descriptive name. Anywayyy, Hetal from ShowMeTheCurry came on to make this drink with me, which turned out very very good. (Secret note: I made it up on the spot using the ingredients we had.)
- 5-6 fresh mint leaves
- 2-3 pinches of sugar
- 1 ounce gin
- Club soda
- Muddle the mint in the bottom of a highball glass with the sugar and a few drops of the gin until the mint leaves are broken up and fragrant.
- Add the rest of the gin, fill glass with ice, stir.
- Top with soda
A similar drink, Hetal’s Spicy Gin and Tonic:
Other gin cocktails you may enjoy: