The Verdant Garden- a spring-inspired cocktail made with gin that is herbally and citrusy with vibrant grassy notes! A garden in a glass.
This Spring-inspired cocktail, called the Verdant Garden is the perfect balance of flavors- citrusy and herbally with a delicious complexity that even adventurous sippers will appreciate.
Gin (or vodka) is paired with a splash of Chartreuse, fennel frond simple syrup, muddled cucumber, tender herbs, celery bitters and lemon, and to me, it’s like drinking a Spring Garden. It was inspired by a drink I often have at a local restaurant here where I live called Ruins, and I totally fell in love with it!
Green, complex and refreshingly tart, The Verdant Garden is my kind of cocktail.
I hope you enjoy it!
To make this spring green cocktail, muddle cucumber and tender herbs like basil, mint, celery leaves, or Italian parsley with fennel-infused simple syrup in a shaker, then add Vodka or Gin, Chartreuse, celery bitters, ice, lemon juice and shake well, then simply strain and serve it up.
For garnish, thinly slice Turkish cucumber with a vegetable peeler lengthwise into long curling ribbons and place them in the drink.
Scatter with spring violets for color and enjoy!
Cheers and love,
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