If you're up for a challenge, this refreshing gimlet twist is a great way to level up your home bartending skills. First, follow the steps to make @moodymixologist's delightful Cucumber Lime Cordial. Then, shake with Empress 1908, and volià— A perfect pink sip!
ingredients2OZEmpress 1908 Gin1-1½OZCucumber Lime CordialCucumber Ribbon
MethodTo make the cordial, peel and chop 3 mini cucumbers and add them to a medium bowl. Wash and peel 3-4 limes, add the peels to the bowl, and reserve the limes for later. Toss the cucumber and lime peels with 1 cup sugar. Cover and let sit at least one hour. The mixture will become thick and syrupy. Squeeze the limes and add the juice to the mixture (¾ cup). Add ½ tsp citric acid and stir, dissolving the remaining sugar. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or layers of cheesecloth. Store the cordial in a closed container in the refrigerator. To make the cocktail, combine both ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.