Regardless it is a very elegant and understated summer cocktail - at least when made with a decent quality gin.
Much as I have taken a fancy to assorted rum drinks, this would be the one I chose if I could only take one cocktail to a hot, desert island.
- 6 cl gin
- 3 cl freshly squeezed lemon
- 1 cl simple syrup
- Fresh mint
Shake for a good 20 seconds and strain into a chilled Collins glass - or any tall glass you have - over fresh ice. Top off with the seltzer and garnish with a sprig of mint.
If you don't add the seltzer strain into a chilled cocktail coupe instead.