Cowboy Martini

Cowboy Martini
  • Yield:1
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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