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Cucumber & Elderflower Gimlets

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: British


These Cucumber & Elderflower Gimlets are a bright, refreshing gin based cocktail, perfect for late spring and early summer.


  • 75 ml () gin (3 small jiggers)
  • 50ml () St. Germain (2 small jiggers)
  • 50ml () fresh lime juice (2 small jiggers)
  • 2 tsp simple syrup (see note)
  • 1/2 english cucumber, in large chunks
  • large handful ice


  1. Add all the ingredients except for the ice to a cocktail shaker and using a muddler or a wooden spoon muddle the cucumber until it has broken up and the mixture has turned a beautiful green colour.
  2. Add the ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into two cocktail glasses and serve with thin wheel of cucumber as a garnish, if you wish.


To make simple syrup, dissolve equal parts sugar in water over a low heat.