This refreshing cucumber elderflower gimlet recipe is made with Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain liqueur, fresh cucumber and lime! Recipe as written below yields 1 cocktail. You can multiply the ingredients and make as many as 3 drinks at once in a large cocktail shaker.
1 ½ ounces Hendrick’s gin* (or vodka, if you don’t like gin)
1 ounce St. Germain liqueur
1 ounce lime juice
One 2″ piece of peeled cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4″ thick pieces (see photos), plus a thinly sliced cucumber round for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, St. Germain and lime juice. Add the cucumber pieces, securely fasten the lid, and shake like crazy for about 30 seconds.
Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of cucumber. Enjoy!
*Gin notes: Hendrick’s is perfect for this cocktail since it has notes of cucumber and rose petal. I don’t recommend using a classic dry gin for this drink, unless you really love it.