I did not grow much in my garden this year but thanks to mother nature and to my dear friend Cathy, I do have a cucumber plant and a mint plant that never dies. I’ve been experimenting with Beehive Jack Rabbit Gin so I was thrilled to find an old cocktail recipe that includes my two garden successes. The Botanist Cocktail is a perfect finale to a long summer.
Beehive Gin is just another reason why we love Utah so much. This product, like so many others, is not only providing gin to locals (hooray for that) but it sets a high standard for local products and drinks. This gin is catching on quickly around our neighborhood and I’m sure it will be popular beyond Utah’s borders.
This gin already boasts of botanical flavor. When you sip it straight you’ll find forward notes of juniper berries and rose along with hints of sage and citrus. The mint and lemon added into the cocktail perfectly compliment the natural flavor of the gin. Add a touch of simple syrup and a splash of St. Germain, and you have a perfectly herbal and balanced drink.
Since I wouldn’t have a garden without the help of a few friends this year, I’ll be tipping my glass with them and this cocktail very soon.
The Botanist Gin Cocktail
- 1½ ounce Beehive Distillery Jack Rabbit Gin, or other new western gin
- ½ ounce St-Germain liqueur
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ¼ ounce simple syrup
- 2 cucumber slices, for garnish and mixing
- Mint sprig, plus a few leaves for garnish and mixing
- Shake all ingredients with ice, including 1 cucumber slice and a few mint leaves. Then strain into a rocks glass with 3 large ice cubes. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.
GAH! I’ve always wanted to try Beehive gin!! Gin was my drink of choice for years. The herbacious and fragrant qualities make for a perfect pairing with St Germain. Lovely, Becky!
Sarah, I think you would love this cocktail then!! Give it a try and let me know what you think. The St Germain is pretty sweet already so you almost don’t even need any simple syrup. Have a lovely weekend.
This cocktail sounds divine, and the Dorothy Thorpe roly polys are perfect!
Adri, thanks so much!! I love my Dorthy Thorpes too 🙂
Even though I don’t drink, this is so lovely and a perfect send off for summer!
Thanks Jen 🙂 It has all of the best refreshing flavors of summer!! Hope you’re having a good start to fall. Miss having you in Utah!
Ahh, Becky…this is calling to me. One of our favorite places used to have a cucumber martini on its menu. Alas, too many bartenders later, no one remembers how to make it. I have lots of cukes and mint as well…..Thanks!
Yes!!! So glad it appealed to you too! Enjoy
This is awesome! I love it!