Distillery/Brand: Conker Spirit
Style: London Dry Gin
Traditionally a Mojito is a refreshing cocktail containing white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint leaves. Its birthplace is Havana, Cuba but its origins are debated - many believe it was created as a medicinal treatment for scurvy in the 1500s, which over time evolved to be the tasty tipple we all know and love. (No, you can't get it on prescription, sorry.)
Flash forward to now, and the Mojito has had a rather exciting makeover - gone is the rum, and instead, That Boutique-y Gin Company has bottled an exciting alternative from Conker Spirit with all the refreshing Mojito qualities, but... there's GIN. Lovely, lovely gin.
Fresh mint and lime have been added to a classic botanical mix, all distilled with a molasses base-spirit that provides extra smoothness and a touch of rum-like sweetness.
Nose: Initially there’s a burst of pocket peppermint followed by an underlay of sweet icing sugar and earthy juniper. Ripe lime emerges with time.
Taste: The herbaceous notes add spice to the returning mint and bright juniper. More citrus and a little vanilla essence are present underneath.
Finish: A touch of black peppercorn spice lingers.