Summer Gin Smash

There’s nothing more refreshing than a crisp gin drink on a hot summer’s day.

Instead of reaching for a drink in a can, try mixing up your own Gin Smash. It’s light, refreshing, and not too sweet – AKA your perfect summer pool-side companion.

Gin Smash


  1. 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  2. 2 ounces of gin
  3. club soda
  4. 1/4 of a lemon or lime
  5. crushed ice
  6. 6-8 mint leaves


  1. Take three or four leaves of fresh mint, and muddle them well in the sugar and lime or lemon juice, until the flavour of the mint is extracted.
  2. Add gin and give it a stir.
  3. Fill the glass 2/3 full with crushed ice and top off with club soda
  4. Garnish with more mint and lime/lemon if desired
  5. Enjoy!

This is one of our favourite ways to enjoy gin – what’s yours?!


  • Tess.


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