The English garden mojito (cocktail recipe)

Mojito-14If you have been looking for your drink for the summer, look no further as this mojito recipe is quite possibly the only thing you’ll want to drink for the next few months! It is like taking a sip out of an English country garden, and tastes like summer in a glass. If you couldn’t tell already, I am pretty pleased with it!

I had something similar on a night out with friends and knew I had to try to recreate it when I got home. I have already tested out my recipe on some friends, and let’s just say this, we made more than one jug full.




To make a good jug of the mojito  for sharing, you’ll need:

1 lime

a large handful of mint

about 3 inches of cucumber

apple juice – i like the cloudy stuff

sparkling water

gin (leave this out for a mocktail)


Start by chopping your cucumber into little bits and drop into the bottom of your jug. Cut your lime into six segments, and add those to the jug too, squeezing the juice in as you go. Add in your mint, saving a couple of sprigs for decoration.

Get a cocktail muddler, or if you don’t have one, use the end of a rolling pin like me to give all the ingredients a bit of a bash and a squeeze to get the flavours to come out.

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Add your gin in here – it is up to you how strong you make it, and then fill your jug with ice, and pour over the apple juice leaving about a fifth of the room in the top. Top up with sparkling water.

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Give your mojito a little stir to make sure everything is mixed in well, and serve.






We have friends coming this afternoon and I’ll be making another jug of this to share.

If you make some don’t forget to tag me in your pictures on social media.

In other news, you may have noticed that my posting has become a little less frequent. Quite by accident I have started a new job and I totally love it, but it has meant between that and trying to get the wedding planned (less than three months to go) I’ve not been able to create three posts a week. I should be back on track before too long but until then there will be one or two lovely green eyed posts a week for you to enjoy.

Have a great bank holiday everyone!

Claire x


1 Comment

  1. Lis
    May 29, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    The cocktail from The Botanist!!! I’ll definitely be making this one soon – looks fresh and tasty. Plus with this sunshine at the moment, it’s perfect ☀️ X