Meet the "Fresh Green Gimlet" from Forever Summer. Nigella writes: "This takes inspiration in part from a mojito ... and in part from a gimlet. ... And frankly, this child outstrips either of its parents". My note in the cookbook simply reads "the best drink ever".
juice of 1 lime (approx 2 tbsp)
small handful mint leaves
3 tbsp (50 mL) vodka
5-6 ice cubes
splash or two of sparkling mineral water
Mix sugar and lime juice in a glass; stir to dissolve the sugar. Add mint leaves and muddle. Add vodka and ice, stir, and top up with sparkling water to taste.