Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bluecoat Gin. However, all opinions and my love for a good cocktail are mine alone.
This Valentine’s Day is especially exciting for me. I’m getting married one week after Valentine’s Day. We’re busy attending to last minute details, and this is the first year in a LONG, LONG time that I am not celebrating the day of Valentine’s. On top of that, my son is with us, and it is kind of hard to be romantic with a 7-year-old running around. We have decided to celebrate the next day when we are alone. Besides, who likes a crowded, over-priced restaurant? Definitely not me.
We are planning a quiet dinner at home. I can’t tell you what I’m making because that would ruin the surprise for my fiancé. All he knows is that I am making him something wonderful and tasty and delicious. What I can tell you is what we are drinking. This Berry Mint Gin cocktail is tops! I love the flavor of mint in my cocktails. It adds a freshness to drinks that I really like. Also, I am not a fan of overly sweet drinks. Girlie drinks are not for me, but this Berry Mint Gin is still sweet enough for anyone to enjoy.
- ¼ cup mixed berries
- 3 mint leaves
- 2 oz. Bluecoat Gin
- 2 oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. lemonade
- Put the mixed berries and mint leaves in a cocktail mixer. Muddle to release their flavors. Add Bluecoat Gin, simple syrup, lemonade, and add a handful of ice. Shake to combine well. Pour into a glass and garnish with mint leaves and berries. Enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day!