Green Apple Gimlet with cucumber and mint
Gin lovers unite and pour yourselves a Green Apple Gimlet garnished with cucumber and mint.
There are probably more gin based cocktails on this blog than any other alcohol. That’s right, I am a gin lover! In the corner of my kitchen we have a built in pantry. You’d think as a foodie I’d pile it high with store cupboard staples but no, it’s stacked high with gin.
There’s a gin for every mood, from sweet to spicy, floral and even savoury! But for this cocktail it has to be Hendricks!
A gimlet is traditionally made with just gin and lime. It’s a seriously potent mix but delicious. I’ve given it a summery twist swapping lime for apple juice and adding cucumber and mint as a garnish to give a really light, fresh flavour.
This is fast becoming one of my favourite cocktails, we grow our own apples and mint in the garden and I can always grab a cucumber or two from the veg patch on the roof terrace at work. There’s something super satisfying about making something with produce you’ve grown and nurtured yourself.
If you’re not a huge gin fan then don’t panic – you can swap the gin for vodka. Just make sure its a good quality vodka with a crisp finish to keep this a light and breezy cocktail.
Also, a word of warning, this cocktail is strong. It’s traditionally served in a martini glass so that’s the level of potency we are talking. It’s also why its so important to pick a gin you love to drink. Hendrick’s works well as its complements the flavour of the cucumber but feel free to swap with your preferred brand.
Green Apple Gimlet
- 50 millilitres gin preferably Hendricks
- 75 millilitres apple juice
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 ribbons cucumber
- 1 slice green apple
- 1 sprig mint fresh
- Place the gin, apple juice and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and shake well until well combined and the drink is cool.
- Line your glass with ribbons of cucumber before pouring the cocktail into the glass.
- Top with a slice of green apple and a sprig of mint.
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