How to Make a Cucumber Gin Gimlet
With World Gin Day coming up on 13th June, we couldn't help but put together an illustrated collection of some of our favourite gins from around the world––we love the beautiful bottles, distilleries, infusions and stories behind their heritage, old and new.
With lockdown slowly lifting, we look forward to a time when we can once again enjoy a gin cocktail with friends but until then here's our take on a Cucumber Gin Gimlet––selected using one of our favourite gins, Hendrick's, which pairs perfectly with cucumber and the beautiful elderflower liqueur, St. Germain––ideal for June!
(Makes one cocktail, multiply as needed)
30ml Hendrick’s Gin
- 50ml St. Germain liqueur
- 50ml lime juice
- 2" section of cucumber (cut into ¼" chunks)
Chop up a two inch section of fresh cucumber into quarter inch chunks and place the pieces into a cocktail shaker. Pour in the Hendrick's gin, St. Germain liquor and lime juice. Top up with ice to fill the shaker by about two thirds.
Place on the lid and top ensuring they are securely fitted, shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Pour into the glass (champagne coupes work beautifully for this drink, but other styles and martini glasses are also good). Garnish with a slice of wafer thin cucumber.
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