The Garden Star

October 09, 2015

Is it just us, or is gin just made for sipping on a hot day? For this greenmarket-inspired cocktail recipe, we paired our own homemade gin with fresh cucumber to create a seasonal escape from the steaminess of summer.

Here, aromatic mint gets muddled with lime juice, cane sugar and cucumber. After a quick shake with gin, you’ve got an excellent antidote to sweltering summer rays.

The Garden Star
Makes two drinks

  • 3 shots homemade gin*
  • 2 shots lime juice
  • 4 cubes cane sugar
  • 6 slices cucumber (plus 2 for garnish)
  • 2 sprigs mint
  1. Add the lime juice, cane sugar, cucumber and mint to The Mason Shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until crushed.
  3. Add gin to the shaker. Add ice to just above the liquid, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into two coupe glasses, and garnish with remaining cucumber slices.