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.
- 7 mint leaves
- 2 ounces Bombay Dry Gin
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Garnish: mint leaf
Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Float a mint leaf on top for garnish and serve immediately.