Mother’s Ruin
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Mother’s Ruin
Cocktail recipe

Rating

2.82 / 5
In the mid-eighteenth century in the UK people frequented gin houses more often than traditional pubs. Many a young man would go straight from the factories, mines and hard labour ... more In the mid-eighteenth century in the UK people frequented gin houses more often than traditional pubs. Many a young man would go straight from the factories, mines and hard labour jobs and spend all of their money there, thus bringing nothing back home to the table. For this, gin received the nickname "Mother’s Ruin" and this is what I have named the cocktail. Combines traditionally English ingredients into a semi-sweet, refreshing cocktail.
Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Cucumber, mint
Alcohol content
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22.62% | 2.85 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Mint Leaves cocktail ingredient
Mint Leaves
6 6 6
Sugar Syrup cocktail ingredient
Sugar Syrup
30ml 1oz 3cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
60ml 2oz 6cl
Cucumber cocktail ingredient
Cucumber
1 cup/120g 1 cup/120g 1 cup/120g
Elderflower Liqueur cocktail ingredient
Elderflower Liqueur
30ml 1oz 3cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Peel the side of the cucumber and make three roughly equal strips for the garnish
Add crushed ice, chopped cucumber, Hendricks, mint, elderflower liqueur and syrup to a shaker
Shake well and pour directly into the glass
Garnish with cucumber strips and mint sprig, and serve

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