The St. Hendrick's
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The St. Hendrick's
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.8 / 5
This refreshing cocktail was created on a hot summer day, as far as I know, up in Traverse city, Michigan, at The Parlor. The ingredients complement each other very well. This refreshing cocktail was created on a hot summer day, as far as I know, up in Traverse city, Michigan, at The Parlor. The ingredients complement each other very well.
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Base ingredient
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Elderflower Liqueur
Garnish
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Lime, mint, cucumber
Alcohol content
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9.33% | 1.74 units *

Method
How to make a The St. Hendrick's

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the cucumber, mint, and lime wedge in a cocktail shaker
Add ice, Hendrick’s gin, elderflower liqueur and a splash of lime juice
Top up with tonic until about an inch from the pint rim
Add a splash of water to settle the gases
Shake well
Pour or strain into a serving glass and garnish with another slice of cucumber, mint leaf (slapped for aroma), and lime wedge
Then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the ingredients for The St. Hendrick's cocktail?

To properly combine the ingredients for The St. Hendrick's cocktail, start by adding the lime juice, mint leaves, gin, and elderflower liqueur into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a pint glass filled with ice, top off with tonic water, and gently stir to combine. This ensures a cold, well-mixed cocktail with balanced flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are the best garnishing techniques for The St. Hendrick's?

For The St. Hendrick's, the best garnishes are a lime wedge and a cucumber slice. After pouring the cocktail into the glass, hook a lime wedge on the rim and float a thin slice of cucumber on top of the drink for a visually appealing and refreshingly aromatic experience. Ensure the cucumber is thinly sliced for it to float well.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve The St. Hendrick's to maintain its flavor and presentation?

The St. Hendrick's is best served in a pint glass with plenty of ice to keep it cold. Garnish with a lime wedge and cucumber slice right before serving to maintain the fresh aroma and look. Serving immediately after mixing is ideal to enjoy its vibrant flavors and chilled temperature.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Are there any common dietary considerations to be aware of with The St. Hendrick's ingredients?

The St. Hendrick's cocktail is generally gluten-free, thanks to its base of gin and the other gluten-free ingredients like lime juice, tonic water, and elderflower liqueur. However, individuals with specific dietary restrictions or allergies should verify the gin and tonic water used, as some brands might not be suitable for all diets, especially those concerning artificial sweeteners or flavorings.

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