Get into this gin mojito! This refreshing and floral cocktail puts a gin spin on the classic mojito recipe and is so easy to make. There's also only five ingredients - gin, fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and ginger beer.
Grab your cocktail shaker and some crushed ice and let's make this fun twist on a classic cocktail!
Before heading to the grocery store, put these items on your shopping list! You'll need the following ingredients:
Gin: I used Beefeater London dry gin but you can use your favorite gin!
Mint leaves: uses the freshest mint leaves that you can find!
Simple Syrup: if you don't have any simple syrup, you can make your own. You can also use honey in its place like I did with this mango mojito.
Lime juice: the mix of the tart lime juice with the mint and simple syrup are what give this gin cocktail it's delicious flavor. Use fresh limes and squeeze your own lime juice for optimal flavor and freshness.
Ginger Beer: ginger beer adds so much flavor to this cocktail. I You can also use a club soda or tonic water.
For this recipe, a cocktail shaker, a cocktail muddler, and a tall glass or highball glasses are recommended. I also recommend using a jigger to measure out the ingredients. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or any cup with a lid.
It's also pretty easy to make this gin mojito recipe with out a muddler. Try using the bottom or handle of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves.
How to make a Gin Mojito
Add mint leaves and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddler together for about 10-15 seconds, until leaves begin to break down and become fragrant.
Add lime juice, gin, and ginger beer the cocktail shaker along with ice.
Shake for 10-15 seconds and pour into the serving glass of your choice.
Make a big batch!
I've found that this gin version of the classic mojito cocktail is always received so well at gatherings. This recipe makes 2 servings, however, if you'd like to make a large batch, simply multiply the servings by the amount of people you're serving (measurements are in the recipe card).
Add to a pitcher and stir together. Be sure to only add ice just before serving so that the mixture doesn't become diluted.
Make a Virgin Mojito!
Turn this great cocktail into a mocktail! Swap out gin for your favorite non-alcoholic spirit or use a splash of soda water instead.
Combine the remaining ingredients as instructed and enjoy!
There are so many fun takes on this classic drink!
Make a lemonade gin mojito by adding lemonade instead of ginger bear or club soda. These are especially delicious on summer evenings.
Try making a strawberry gin mojito by muddling strawberries and mint together in a cocktail shaker and them adding the remainder of the ingredients.
If you don't have mint, make this French Gimlet! It's essentially this recipe with a little elderflower iqueur.
Tips and Substitutions
If you don't have gin, you can make a vodka mojito by simply swapping gin for vodka.
Don't have any lime juice? Use lemon juice instead.
If you don't have any simple syrup, you can easily make your own. Use equal parts sugar and water and boil them together. Check out this recipe to see how to make your own.
Garnish with lime wedges, edible flowers, fresh blueberries, and or a sprig of fresh mint.
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