A little tired of the ol’ G&T and looking for something a little more wickedly tropical – a gin-based mojito, with mint, sugar syrup and crushed lime for gin-with-a-difference
50ml Cape Dry gin
½ fresh lime, diced
6-8 fresh mint leaves
25ml simple sugar syrup
Muddle the lime pieces, sugar syrup and the mint leaves in a shaker. Add gin and ice, and shake.
Pour into tall glass, including mint and lime pieces, and top up with soda
Garnish with a slapped mint leaf and a wheel of fresh lime.