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Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Something for the Weekend


  1. Place the sugar and lime juice into a highball glass and stir until dissolved.

  2. Wipe the mint leaves around the rim of the glass, then tear them in two and drop them into the glass.

  3. Crush the mint leaves lightly with the back of a teaspoon.

  4. Fill the glass with crushed ice.

  5. Add the gin and chilled green tea and stir well.

  6. To serve, garnish the glass with a sprig of mint.


  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 extra sprig, to garnish
  • scoop crushed ice
  • 50ml/2fl oz gin
  • 75ml/2¾fl oz chilled strong green tea

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