It’s hotter than ever out there and we’re craving cool refreshments to style out balmy summer evenings in the garden. Here’s our current favourite – a gin-based sundowner that has enough ingredients to warrant cocktail status, but is so easy to make you’ll be serving it in your sleep. And, if you’re in need of some suitable glassware, it’ll look doubly delicious in this mottled glass jug and matching glass twinset. Scroll down for the recipe and instructions.
English Garden Cocktail Recipe
(with thanks to BBC Good Food)
5 mint leaves, bruised
2 tsp elderflower cordial
2 tsp lemon juice
large handful of ice
cloudy apple juice, for topping up
1 long strip of cucumber, peeled using a vegetable peeler
Mix the mint leaves, elderflower cordial, gin and lemon juice together in the bottom of a tall glass using a long-handled spoon.
Add a large handful of ice, then top up with the apple juice. Stir well, and drop a strip of cucumber in the glass before serving.
Sit back, take a sip, watch the sunset.
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