Fluer et Cucumber

Fluer-et-Cucumber

Essentially a modified sweet Ricky, this drink utilizes muddled cucumber to highlight Hendrick’s gin. And St. Germain provides a delightfully floral backdrop for the slightly bitter vegetable. A play on a modern classic, to be sure, but I find the results delightfully refreshing and not at all too sweet.

Fluer et Cucumber

1/2″ thick slice of cumcumber
2 oz Hendrick’s gin
.75 oz St. Germain elderflower
.5 oz lime

Muddle the cucumber in a mixing cup. Add the remaining ingredients and shake. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

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