Ollie’s English Garden

For me the key to making a great tasting English Garden is good quality apple juice. Taking a long walk in the countryside, kicking fallen leaves around and finding somewhere to settle down for a picnic with a home-made pork pie and an English Garden cocktail just seems right. Try pre-mixing the gin, juice and elderflower at home, storing it in a flask and when ready to drink, just add the soda to bring it all back to life. Whilst usually a summer drink, it also makes a great early autumn drink, the apple juice making it particularly seasonal. Best drunk enjoying the last of the September sun.
Ingredient Photo
2 shots Gin
2 shot of apple juice (cloudy)
1½ shots of Saint Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)
1 shot of lime juice
Top up with Soda Water
Lemon Slice (garnish)
Creates One Serving
– Boston Shaker
– Hawthorn Strainer
– Shot Measure
– Highball Glass
Cut a lime, and squeeze a shot into the glass half of your shaker. Pour in the Saint Germain (Elderflower liqueur), gin, and apple juice and shake with ice. Ready for shaking
The poured drink  Add ice to the highball, and strain  the shaker into the glass.
Top the glass up with soda water, and give the glass a good stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon, and enjoy. English Garden
Tags: Cocktail of the Month, Gin, Saint Germain, English Garden, Ollie’s Cocktails