During the summertime I tend to gravitate toward lighter cocktails with fresh ingredients. This cocktail is simple, refreshing, and can be easily customized with your favorite fruits and herbs. Today I chose cucumber, mint, and blueberries. On other days I've also tried strawberries, blackberries, cilantro, rosemary, and grapefruit (not all at the same time, of course!). Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite flavor combinations.
In a tall glass combine 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce simple syrup (you can always add more, but this is a good starting point), ice, and club soda. Squeeze the juice of half a lime. Mix with a long spoon or straw. Taste test and add more lime juice or sweetener if you like.
Cheers to a refreshing day! xx- Elsie
Credits // Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.