The Somerset

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Oz Gin
  • 1/4 Oz Elderflower cordial
  • 1 Oz Lime juice
  • 3/4 Oz Vanilla syrup
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 5 Cucumber Wheels
  • 1 Oz Soda

FOR SYRUP:

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 15 Oz Sugar
  • 3/4 Oz Vanilla Extract

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Muddle cucumber and mint in shaker, saving one mint leaf or sprig for garnish. Add other ingredients, leaving out the soda. Add ice. Shake to chill. Strain over fresh ice in tall glass. Top with soda. Garnish with mint.
  • For syrup: Make slightly diluted simple syrup with the water, sugar and extract. Heat over medium-high heat. Boil gently for a few minutes and until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Syrup will keep refrigerated in an air-tight container for a couple of months.