East Side Elder
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East Side Elder
Cocktail recipe

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The East Side Elder cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic drink that combines the sharpness of lime juice with the botanical notes of gin, complemented by the sweet and floral ... more The East Side Elder cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic drink that combines the sharpness of lime juice with the botanical notes of gin, complemented by the sweet and floral essence of elderflower liqueur. This mix results in a complex flavor profile that balances citrus tang with the smooth, fragrant taste of elderflower, creating a sophisticated blend. Typically served in a cocktail glass, it is a drink conducive to elegant settings and often garnished with mint leaves and a cucumber slice for an additional burst of freshness. Its name is reminiscent of classic cocktails with a contemporary twist given by the elderflower, positioning the East Side Elder as a modern classic with a unique taste experience.
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Base ingredient
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Elderflower Liqueur
Garnish
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Mint, cucumber
Alcohol content
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25.22% | 2.85 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a East Side Elder

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint and cucumber
Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice
Shake well, and strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a mint leaf and a cucumber slice, and serve
~ Can also be served in a highball glass over ice ~

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

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes complement the East Side Elder cocktail?

For the East Side Elder, fresh mint leaves or a thin slice of cucumber make excellent garnishes. These add a refreshing aroma and taste that complement the cocktail's floral and citrus notes.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different liqueur if I don't have elderflower liqueur for the East Side Elder?

Yes, if you don't have elderflower liqueur, you can consider using a light floral liqueur as a substitute. St-Germain is a popular choice that is also an elderflower liqueur, but if looking for an alternative, a subtle lavender or chamomile liqueur could work, though this will alter the flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best method to ensure the East Side Elder is properly chilled?

The best way to chill the East Side Elder is by vigorously shaking it with ice in a cocktail shaker before straining into a cocktail glass. This not only chills the drink but also dilutes it slightly, balancing the flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of setting or event is most suitable for serving the East Side Elder?

The East Side Elder, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer gatherings or garden parties. Its sophisticated profile also makes it suitable for cocktail hours or as a dinner party aperitif.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the East Side Elder compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.22%, the East Side Elder is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to stronger classic cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan. It offers a lighter, more refreshing option that allows for easier social drinking.

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