These easy, summer recipes are ideal when you’re having friends over
- 250g blueberries
- fresh mint, torn up
- 50g brown sugar
- 125ml water
- 6 tots gin
- 250ml blueberry juice
- fresh mint
- Fill an ice tray with half the blueberries and fresh mint. Fill it up with water and freeze overnight.
In a saucepan on the stove, make a simple sugar syrup by bringing the sugar and water to simmering point, only until the sugar granules have dissolved.
- Add the rest of the blueberries, a few sprigs of fresh mint and two tots of gin. Let this syrup bubble away and reduce to the consistency of a runny jam. Pop it into a jar and leave it to cool.
- Mix the blueberry juice, fresh mint, blueberry mint syrup, the remaining 4 tots of gin and some ice in a cocktail shaker. Fill each glass with a few blueberry ice cubes and pour the blueberry juice mixture over them.
- Top up with lemonade and serve garnished with sprigs of fresh mint.
(This recipe makes 4 servings)