English Garden Cocktail Recipe


1 ½ TB Elderflower Liqueur

1 ½ TB Gin

5-6 oz Prosecco, super chilled

Cucumber, thinly sliced

Mint, torn into small sprigs

Champagne flute, chilled


Grab your champagne flute from the freezer or refrigerator.

Pour the elderflower and gin into your glass.

Fill the rest of your flute with prosecco.

Add one or two slices of cucumber.

Top off with the mint.


Is chilling your glass a requirement? No. But this cocktail is a wonderfully refreshing summer drink, which means you’ll be outside. A chilled glass will help this stay cooler longer.

Do you have to use a champagne flute? No, but be sure you stick to these proportions no matter what type of glass you use. In addition to chilling your glass, your drink will stay cooler if you use one with a stem you can hold.

Should you keep the skin on the cucumber slices? Whether or not they have skins still on is your choice. The cocktail is tastier and also looks prettier if these are extremely thin slices. If you can do paper thin, that’s a bonus!

While the sprig of mint looks prettier as a garnish, it does add flavor to the drink so don’t be shy about plunging it underneath the surface.

If you don’t have the cucumbers or the mint, it’s not the end of the world. The majority of the flavor comes from the prosecco, gin and elderflower.


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