Apple Mint Cocktail Recipe

Apple mint gin cocktail recipe

How To Make Apple Mint Gin

Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is often seen as a weed, most likely because of its aggressive growing but I find the flavour to be incredible compared to its perennial cousins.

It has a more pronounced flavour and because of its large woolly leaves, you need to use a lot less than normal mint. Interestingly, Mint works perfectly well alongside strong flavours such as rich meats and dark chocolate.

Remember to take care of the delicate leaves. Damaging the leaf too much can cause the colour pigment chlorophyll to create a bitter taste and turns the leaves black. 

A gentle spank between your hands will do the trick in releasing the essential oils!

We’ve used an ‘Old Tom’ for our apple mint gin recipe, due to the increased sweetness and liquorice notes found in this style. 

We feel this combination works better but that decision is ultimately up to you!

This is a great alcohol infusion but if you have any apple mint leftover why not think about making a syrup?

apple mint gin in bottle

Apple Mint Gin

Elevate your gin cocktails with a hint of delicous apple mint infused in your alcohol. Super easy to make and great for mixing with fresh and sour drinks.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Infuse: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Infusion
Keyword: gin,, infusion, mint
Servings: 700 ml
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Christopher Menning
Cost: £20

Ingredients

  • 700 ml Old Tom Gin
  • 50 g Apple Mint Leaves

Instructions

  • Pick your mint leaves and be sure to get undamaged ones.
  • Give them a wash under cold water for preparation.
  • Add your mint leaves and stems into your container.
  • Pour in your gin and leave out of direct sunlight for 3 days. 
  • Once ready, strain through a muslin cloth a couple of times before transferring your infusion into a clean bottle. 

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal
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