Recently Aldi challenged me to make a gin based cocktail using their award winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£10.95). This weekend with my pal Victoria seemed a perfect time to try a recipe. Lacking some inspiration, I googled some gin cocktail recipes and liked the sound of the Summer Mule I found on the Hendricks website. I collected my ingredients and set to work.
50ml Gin - you can always reduce this if you don't want it too strong!)
20ml Fresh Lime Juice - squeezed the juice from half a lime into each glass, but it could have done with more...)
10ml Elderflower Cordial - we added a little more!
8 Mint Leaves - look so pretty in the glass
1 Inch Cucumber - chop these up in to cubes
Topped with Ginger Beer
Chop up your cucumber into cubes and pop in the glass
Fill the glass half full with crushed ice
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir
decorate with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of mint
We added a straw later as it was a bit tricky to drink through all the crushed ice and meant we could keep stirring too.
So which summer cocktails/mocktails have you been enjoying this summer?