Stir It Up :: Gin Genie

It's almost December. That means holiday season. That means shopping. That means gifts. That means wishlists. My wedding anniversary is 12/21. My birthday is 12/24. Throw Christmas in there, and I have three different occasions to celebrate within four days of each other. I know, not such good planning on my part, but I'm lucky to have a husband that understands that they're three separate celebrations, which yields three awesome gifts or one or two AWESOME gifts. For those of you who need some extra luck, here's a drink called "Gin Genie" for that person you want to fulfill all your holiday wishes.

Stir It Up :: Gin Genie

Author: BBC Food Recipes

Serves: 1


  • 6 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for serving
  • 20ml/¾fl oz lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • 25ml/1fl oz gin
  • 25ml Welsh sloe gin
  • 1 blackberry, to serve


  1. Muddle (crush) mint leaves in a large glass with a long spoon.
  2. Pour in the lemon juice, sugar syrup, gin and sloe gin, stirring until well combined.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a blackberry and mint leaf.

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