Cucumber Empress

Cocktail time. That sentence is sure to bring a smile to most faces. We can all appreciate a good cocktail especially these days. Not being able to go out and grab my favorite cocktail gave me the motivation to make it myself at home. Usually bars add a sweetner to this cocktail and use other brands of gin that aren’t as delicious on their own so I made some adjustments and made my new favorite cocktail. The beauty of this drink is Empress Gin with has a deep purple hue. This gin is just superior to the other Gins out there. Take my word on this I’ve personally done the research (taste tasting). This is a refreshing drink that has no added sugar and wouldn’t be considered a sweet drink. Anywho, check out this recipe and tell me what you think.

Serving size: 1 cocktail

Active time: 5 minutes

Inactive time: 0 minutes


2 oz Empress Gin img_6544-2-1

2 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

4 slices of cucumber

1/2 lime, juices

sparkling water



1. In a glass muddle 3 cucumber slices.

2. Add the lime juice to the muddle cucumber.


3. Add in the 2 oz of St. Germaine and Empress Gin.

4. Either add ice to a shaker and shake the ingredients together or add ice directly to the glass.

5. Top with sparkling water, give a stire, and enjoy!


Notes and Variations:

  • My sister hates gin (I know, I don’t understand it either) so I made this drink for her with rum and she loved it so rum or vodka cause be substituted for the gin.
  • Use fresh lime juice. When baking or making cocktails fresh juice is always superior to bottled.
  • As with all of my cocktails they get the job done so drink responsibly.
  • If you don’t have a muddler you can use a potato masher or a the back of a spoon.
  • Damn Good Salsa pictured
  • oz=ounces


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