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Gin & Cucumber Cocktail – The English Garden

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The English Garden Gin & Cucumber Cocktail

For all you Gin lovers – this one’s for you, Gin, Elderflower and Cucumber – delicious! Just like The English Garden! So we called it the Gin & Cucumber English Garden Cocktail

So I really hope,  like me,  you find this very  English and perfect for summer afternoons, so good.

Or April evenings or anytime 🙂 Lets get get making….

The cucumber isn’t over powering at all and it’s like a lovely, light, garden party spritzer.

Sit back relax and think of England and enjoy The English Garden Cocktail

And if you like Gin based cocktails you’ll possible like this Tarty Tom Collins!

The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, “the father of American mixology”, this “gin and sparkling lemonade” drink is typically served in a Collins glass over ice. A “Collins mix” can be bought premixed at stores and enjoyed alone (like a soft drink) or with gin. However why exactly would you do this when you have the lovely easy recipe 🙂

Have a look, there are loads of lovely cocktails and drinks under 6pm Drinkies on here, clearly it doesn’t really need to be 6pm 🙂

Clare X

Ingredients

Serves 1

  • 50ml Gin
  • 50ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 5inch chunk of cucumber
  • Soda Water
  • Ice

 

Preparation Method

  1. Put a good handful of ice in a shaker
  2. Blitz cucumber in a liquidiser – no need to peel it just throw it all in. Add cucumber juice ( it will be quite thick) to the shaker.
  3. Put Gin and Elderflower into shaker
  4. SHAKE
  5. Pour into glass till about half full and top up with soda water
  6. Add mint and a strip of cucumber peeled with a spud peeler either floating in it, wrapped around inside of glass or on top.

Sit back, sip and think of England

Comments

Juliet Evans says:
This looks so good, I am having a bit of a gin faze at the moment and been making some basic cocktails, what a lovely idea adding the cucumber like this. I can't wait to get all the ingredients to try it!