This cucumber gin cocktail is the perfect cocktail for a dinner party or a night in with your friends. Jump to Recipe
I love making my own cocktails, you can customize it however you like. Hence if you like it sweeter, add more simple syrup. If you like it more tart, add more lemon juice.
I had a cocktail like this in a bar once and loved it so much. The apple juice gives it a nice sweetness also a refreshing taste and the gin a nice kick.
What is St. Germain?
St. Germain is an elderflower liquor. It has a fabulous smell and taste and pairs really well with the cucumber and apple juice. If you can’t get a hold of it, another great ingredient would be elderflower syrup. Therefore I would suggest using less or no simple syrup because the syrup is very sweet.
In the recipe below you learn how to make simple syrup. It is a great staple to have for making cocktails because it gives the sweetness without adding a grainy sugar texture. You can store it for a couple months and it will not go bad.
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Fresh, zesty, sweet and oh so yummy! This gin cocktail is the perfect addition to your dinner party.
- 4 cl (6 tbsp) Hendrick's Gin
- 2 cl (3 tbsp) St. Germain or you can sub elderflower syrup
- 4 cl (6 tbsp) pure apple juice (not from concentrate)
- 2 cl (3 tbsp) lemon juice
- 1 cl (1 1/2 tbsp) simple syrup*
- 1/4 of a small cucumber diced
Set two ribbons of a cucumber aside for the garnish and add the rest in a shaker and muddle really well until pulpy.
Add the rest of the ingredients and the ice and shake well!
Strain it into a nice tumbler glass filled with ice and garnish with the cucumber either around the glass or roll up the ribbon and put it on the top of the drink.
* To make simple syrup boil 50 g sugar in 50 ml water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool completely before using.