The Flying Cucumber

Last saturday, I was finally driven to buy a bottle of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, and see what could be done with it. It’s actually nice and refreshing on the rocks, not too sweet, with hints of melon and citrus. St-Germain is traditionally mixed with champagne or white wine, but tonight’s cocktail was a gin-based cocktail called the Flying Cucumber.

With a recipe I found on A Dash of Bitters, here’s how it’s made:

Start by muddling 2-3 two cucumber slices in with 1/2 oz. of lemon juice.
Add ice cubes, and then:
2 oz. of gin (I used Hendricks)
1/3 oz. of St-Germain

Shake well, and then strain into a chilled martini glass, with a cucumber garnish.

This was quite refreshing – I’d definitely do it again.


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