Gin and tonic with lime and mint
When the weather gets muggy, gin and tonic is the perfect cocktail to quench your thirst. It's simple to make. Take it to the next level with the addition of fresh mint leaves, a squeeze of lime, and fresh lime juice around the glass rim.
Servings: 1 people
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- 2 to 3 ice cubes
- 1 shot gin
- 4 to 6 ounces tonic water
- 2 lime slices
Muddle two fresh mint leaves in a rocks glass or highball glass.
Add 2 to 3 ice cubes and a shot of gin. Fill the glass the rest of the way with 4 to 6 ounces of tonic water.
Squeeze in two lime slices. Before putting the last lime slice in the drink, swipe the fruit around the rim of the glass.
- Replace gin with vodka for a vodka tonic
- To lessen the sweetness, cut some of the tonic water with sparkling water
- Instead of a squeeze of lime, use lemon, orange, or grapefruit
- Instead of mint, use rosemary
- For a fruitier drink, replace mint with muddled sliced peaches, mangoes, cucumbers, or raspberries
Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg