Pepino Especial


Hendrick’s Gin has more of an herbal flavor and less on the juniper.  There is a hint of cucumber.  It’s one of those subtle nuances that I would never have picked up on if not told it was there.  But this “hint of cucumber” has brought forth a plethora of “Cucumber and Hendrick’s” drinks.  They all taste a lot like cucumber to me, which is fine in a salad, but one that I find less than appealing in a cocktail.  I came up with this drink that combines the herbal flavors of Hendrick’s, St. Germaine and Chartreuse with cardamom and cucumber.  The cucumber is muddled just enough by the ice cubes.

  • 1 ½ oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¾ oz. Chartreuse
  • ¾ oz. St Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Cardamom Syrup
  • 2 slices of cucumber
  • 1 oz. Lemon Sour
  • Dash of rhubarb bitters
  1. Chill an old fashioned glass with ice and water
  2. Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice cubes
  3. Shake well with ice 10 – 15 sec.
  4. Strain into chilled glass over fresh ice
  5. Garnish with cucumber slice

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