Summer Cocktails

Summer CocktailsThere is nothing more fabulous about the summer than spending the evening sipping on a few cocktails with your girls. Last Bank Holiday weekend we decided to make our own cocktails usingĀ Waitrose Premium London Dry Gin 1 Litre.

There were quite a few options for us in terms of which cocktail to make especially using Gin so we decided to make Gin-Gin Mile which was created over ten years ago. It is a very popular drink as it is very quick and easy to make. It tastes delicious and really quenches your thirst so is perfect for the warm weather.

Here is the recipie for the perfect summer cocktail.


10 mint leaves
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces chilled ginger beer
To garnish we used a mint sprig


1. Pour the mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice into the cocktail shaker.

2. Add gin and fill with ice; shake gently until chilled for about 10 seconds.

3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, add ginger beer and stir.

4. Garnish with lime wedge or mint sprig, or both.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy your cocktails.


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