Let the genie out of the bottle with this fabulous cocktail!
Fresh, fruity, zesty and minty the surprising combination of the bitter almonds in sloe gin and the fresh lemon juice just works. Any acidity is softened by the simple syrup. This is one refreshing cocktail.
- 30 ml London Dry gin
- 30 ml Sloe gin
- 30 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 20 ml Simple syrup
- 8 Fresh mint leaves
Muddle the mint leaves with the lemon juice in a shaker.
Add the London Dry gin and simple syrup.
Add ice and shake.
Strain into a highball filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon zest.
Float the sloe gin over the top of the crushed ice.
Variation: swap the lemon zest for orange zest.
Created by Wayne Collins in 2001 and named after the David Bowie song Jean Genie. Gin Genie won the Drinks International 2001 Cocktail Challenge.
This cocktail tastes great with homemade sloe gin. To find out how to make your sloe gin at home click here.