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Garden Gimlet

Garden Gimlet


Garden Gimlet

I love using really seasonally ingredients in my recipes and that includes cocktails. The combination of mint, cucumber and lime make this a super refreshing drink and perfect for a warm day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 12 mint leaves
  • 6 cucumber slices
  • 1/2 lime quartered
  • 2 oz elderflower liquor
  • 2 oz gin
  • ice
  • 6 oz seltzer water
  • violets, cucumber slices for garnish


  1. Add mint, cucumber and lime quarters to a cocktail shaker and muddle with a muddler or the back of a spoon.

  2. Add elderflower liquor, gin and ice and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. 

  3. Strain into two cocktail glasses with fresh ice and top each with bubbly water. Garnish each with a cucumber slice and a violet.

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