Friday, July 5, 2013
This "gijito" as I've decided to call it is really quite simple: It's just a mojito made with gin instead of rum, which makes it pretty close to a Tom Collins except with muddled mint and lime instead of lemon. The substitution works well, making this just as delicious and refreshing as the original.
1 oz. simple syrup
8-10 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. gin (I used Green Hat gin, made in D.C.)
3/4 oz. lime juice
2-3 oz. club soda
Add simple syrup and mint leaves to a highball or collins glass and muddle. Fill the glass with ice then add the gin, lime juice and soda. Stir to combine.