Summer Garden Gin

Summer Garden Gin

Ingredients

  • dried rose and sugar rim (optional)
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 50ml gin
  • dash of elderflower cordial
  • lemon or lime juice, to taste
  • soda water and/or tonic water
  • edible flowers frozen into ice cubes, to serve (optional)
  • ice
  1. To make a dried rose and sugar rim, crush a small handful each of caster sugar and dried rose petals together onto a plate. Squeeze citrus juice onto another plate. Coat the rim of a glass in the juice, then dip into the sugar mix to create an even layer
  2. Slice strips off a Lebanese cucumber with a vegetable peeler for garnish and muddle the rest in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin, elderflower cordial, a small squeeze of lemon or lime juice and shake vigorously
  3. Strain into a glass, top up with soda and/or
    tonic water and garnish with edible flower ice cubes, if using, and cucumber strips

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