Refreshing Mint Junip cocktail recipe

And yes, before you ask, I do mean Junip, not Julep

1y ago

Looking for a new gin cocktail to try during lockdown? Give this a go.

I got busy in my lab (tiny kitchen), and after several recipes, tweaks, start-overs and more, I was really happy with this. I present to you, the Mint Junip.

It's made with gorgeous Wild Island gin, which is distilled on the Isle of Colonsay, one of Scotland’s Southern Hebridean Islands.

Wild Island gin

Wild Island Botanic Gin

A gorgeous gin for crazy times

The copper still is infused with six native hand-foraged botanicals growing wild on the island: lemon balm, wild water mint, meadowsweet, sea buckthorn, heather flowers, and bog myrtle.

And ten further botanicals are used as the base. While there’s quite a lot going on with it, in terms of a floral, citrus character, it can also stand up to complementary flavours, which is why I think it works in my cocktail.

Mint Junip cocktail

Refreshing and zingy

Total time5min


  • 50ml Wild Island gin
  • 15ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 40ml Cucumber and mint presse
  • 15ml Apple green tea syrup
  • 4 mint leaves


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the gin, St Germain, presse, green tea syrup, and mint leaves.
  3. Shake it real good.
  4. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

To make the apple green tea syrup…

  1. Boil 150ml of water on the hob. Take the hob off the boil. Add your green teabag. Once infused (five minutes), put the water back on the heat and add 150g sugar. Stir until dissolved and allow to cool.

Recipe by

Rachael Hogg

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Comments (9)

  • It sounds lovely. I must find where I can purchase wild island gin in the US! Any suggestions for alternatives?

      1 year ago
    • Ooh I wonder if you can get hold of it in the US? If not, I'd give Barr Hill, Death's Door, Leopold's, or Boot Hill a go!

        1 year ago
    • Thanks! I will look for options. In the meantime I will be drinking 🍷 😁

        1 year ago
  • Hi Rachel. After several receipe tweaks and start overs not too surprised that last one was so good πŸ˜‚

      1 year ago
  • That sounds fantastic!

      1 year ago
  • Finally, we get to see Rachael's legendary drinks globe.

      1 year ago
    • Ha, I may even reveal the contents one day. FoodTribe show and tell...

        1 year ago