Happy Friday.  On the cocktail menu for this afternoon’s #GlitteratiSocial is the ever-so-refreshing Gin Garden.  I look forward to joining you later.

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You will need:

2 shots of dry gin

1 shot of elderflower liqueur

1 shot of apple juice

1 inch portion of cucumber, peeled and chopped

Cucumber slice to garnish

Cocktail shaker


Martini glass


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To create:

Add the cucumber and elderflower liqueur to the cocktail shaker and crush with the end of a wooden spoon or similar.  Add the gin, apple juice and ice and shake hard.  Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a cucumber slice and enjoy.


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