I have had a bottle of gin sitting in my bar area for a while now. And I will admit, I mainly bought it for decoration cause it’s just such a nice bottle. Well, lately I’ve really been wanting to find a drink that calls for gin. Not being a big fan of just the plain gin and tonic, I needed something with a little more flavor. I always see pics of blueberry, raspberry, basil, rosemary, and everything else in between being mixed with the basic gin and tonic. Well, I always have lemons on hand, and currently had a big bowl of fresh blackberries sitting on my counter so I decided to use those as my add-ins.
Any recipe that I can use fresh fruit in is a winner for me. Now, the good thing about a gin and tonic is that the base of the drink is already there; gin and tonic. If you prefer another berry over blackberries or a different herb over mint, then use whatever your boozy heart desires. I, however, love the collaboration in this one.
4 Mint Leaves
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
1/2 Tbsp. Agave Syrup
3 oz. Good Quality Gin (I prefer Hendricks)
1. Prepare rocks glass.
2. Place berries, mint, syrup, and lemon juice in glass and muddle together.