Need a cocktail for relaxing in the garden on a warm day or an alternative to a gin and tonic? Then give the English Garden a whirl, which balances the crisp clean flavor of cucumber, the slight sweetness of St. Germain and the delicate aromatics of rose.
2 slice English cucumber
1/4 oz Lime juice
1/4 oz Rich simple syrup (2:1 ratio)
8 drops Rose water
1/4 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
2 oz homemade cucumber gin, or Hendrick’s
Muddle cucumber, lime, simple syrup and rose water in mixing glass. Add gin and St. Germain. Shake with ice. Strain into chimney glass over fresh ice. Top with tonic. Garnish with very thin slices of cucumber.