Cowboy Martini

[Photograph: Christine Tsai]

Do cowboys go for mint and lemon in their gin? Maybe not, but this drink from James Stuart of The Trilby is deliciously fresh and puckeringly tart.

Cowboy Martini

About This Recipe

Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker and strainer


  • 7 mint leaves
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Bombay Dry Gin
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: mint leaf


  1. 1

    Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.

  2. 2

    Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Float a mint leaf on top for garnish and serve immediately.


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