The Larkin Family Refreshing
I was introduced to this drink by my good friend, Brianne. We were having our friday night “movie night” with the kids and she told me she was going to bring something special for us to have while the kids played. When she first brought out the ingredients, I immediately squashed her plans.
“I don’t feel like a gin and tonic,” I snubbed.
“Trust me and taste it,” she challenged.
(And then I had two in a row.)
“It’s so refreshing!” I slurred.
“That’s what they call it!” she beamed.
Apparently, this is a family recipe of her good friend Sara Bennett (nee Larkin). The key is the Hendrick’s Gin and the mint. By the way, I now want to be a Larkin. Here you go:
1.5-2 oz Hendricks Gin
3 oz tonic
juice of 1/2 of a lime
sprig of mint
raspberries for garnish
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add gin, tonic, lime juice and mint. Give it a stir. I like to gently muddle the mint as I am stirring to release the oil in the mint. Top with raspberries and get a babysitter or designated driver.