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Elderflower Gin & Tonic

A twist on the classic gin and tonic adding the peachy and pear notes of elderflower liqueur and the freshness of cucumber.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 shot Gin or 44mL
  • ¾ cup Tonic Water
  • ½ shot Elderflower Liqueur or 22mL
  • 1 cup Ice
  • ½ English Cucumber sliced thin, optional
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Take your glass and gin and place it in the freezer 30 minutes to an hour before making your cocktail. This is optional but will yield best results.
  • Fill an 8oz glass all the way with ice. I prefer a highball or rocks glass.
  • Pour over 1 shot of gin and ½ shot of elderflower liqueur. Fill the rest of the glass with tonic water. If desired, but optionally, garnish with a sliced halved cucumber and a lime wedge.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

If you want to serve your gin and tonic in a large "sangria" style fashion for a party, use a ratio of 1:2:8  Elderflower:Gin:Tonic - so if you're making a very large batch, you could use 1 cup or Elderflower Liqueur, 2 cups of Gin and 8 cups of Tonic Water.
For this, you can put a few cups of ice in the mixture, but it's best to place fresh ice in a glass and top with the drink mixture as needed.
For brand recommendations, I've gone into full detail in the post for both tonic water and gin. For elderflower liqueur, I only use St. Germain.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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