Cocktail with Kānuka

Blueberry and honey gin mojitos with fresh mint


Zealandia Honey® Kānuka

The Kānuka honey is a fairly runny honey which will mix well with the soda water and crushed ice.

A note from Emma: Yes, I am well aware that a traditional mojito is made with white rum, but I’ve never been one to let tradition get in the way of a good recipe. If I were you, I’d experiment with this one, until you find your favourite combination. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the alcohol, or use seedlip garden 108. I know that many people like to bash the mint leaves into submission but I tend not to overprocess the ingredients, but rather churn them gently to release the delicate flavours - we’re making a cocktail, not a smoothie.


50ml dry gin

15ml lemon juice

15ml lime juice

1 tbsp Zealandia Honey® Kānuka

8-10 mint leaves (plus more to garnish)

8-10 blueberries (fresh or thawed)

Crushed ice

Soda water

Lemon twist (to garnish)


Place gin, lemon juice, lime juice, Zealandia Honey® Kānuka, mint leaves and blueberries in a tall glass. Churn with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and soda water, and garnish with some mint leaves and a lemon twist.


Cocktail with honey

Methylglyoxal in these quantities is unique to honey from the Mānuka flowers. It has beneficial properties that are known around the world and has been used by Māori people of Aotearoa for centuries.

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