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You are what you eat, or in this case, drink. This light cocktail, with cucumber and rosewater essence are just the thing you’ll want after a long day of doing nothing (don’t lie, you know you did nothing).
Cucumber & Rose Gin Refresher
2 oz gin of your choice
½ oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 slices of cucumber (plus extra for garnish)
4 dashes rose water
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 pinch ground cardamom
Optional: 1 sprig of thyme, for garnish
Muddle cucumber, rose water and gin in a glass and then strain into cocktail shaker then add the rest of ingredients to the cocktail shaker (except the cardamom). Add 2 ice cubes to the shaker, close lid and shake for about 20 seconds. Pour the mixture into a martini glass and sprinkle the top of the drink with a pinch of ground cardamom. Garnish with cucumber and thyme.