The English Garden Cucumber & Gin Cocktail
For all you Gin lovers – this one’s for you! This Gin, Elderflower and Cucumber cocktail is delicious!
So refreshing! Look at the colour!
Cucumber and Gin English Garden Cocktail
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….
Cucumber in drinks
The cucumber isn’t over powering at all and it’s like a lovely, light, garden party spritzer.
I simply love cucumber in drinks and you get to eat it too when you’ve supped up!
Sit back relax and think of England and enjoy The English Garden Cocktail
So what gin goes with cucumber?
Hendrick’s was one of the first mainstream gins to successfully diversify garnishing from the traditional lemon or lime slice with cucumber.
However I’m really not sure it matters in this recipe, so have a go.
I’ve made it successfully with many different types of gin
Other Gin Cocktails
The Tarty Tom Collins
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 🙂
Cucumber & Gin Cocktail
- 50 ml Gin
- 50 ml Elderflower Cordial
- 5 inch chunk of cucumber
- Soda Water
- Put a good handful of ice in a shaker
- 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.
- Put Gin and Elderflower into shaker SHAKE Pour into glass till about half full and top up with soda water
- Add mint and a strip of cucumber peeled with a spud peeler either floating in it, wrapped around inside of glass or on top.