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Flower Garden Gin & Tonic

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Dive into the refreshing world of the Flower Garden Gin & Tonic, a cocktail that encapsulates the essence of a blooming garden in a glass. If you’re a gin aficionado or a newcomer to the world of botanical beverages, this cocktail promises a unique taste experience that’s both invigorating and soothing.

The Flower Garden Gin & Tonic begins with the crispness of green apple. Muddling a few slices of green apple in the cocktail shaker releases their fresh, tart flavors, setting the stage for this drink. The apple not only adds a natural sweetness but also a slight acidity that brightens the overall profile of the cocktail.

Next, Bloom Gin enters the mix. Known for its floral and subtly fruity notes, Bloom complements the green apple with its smooth and slightly peppery juniper base. It serves as the perfect backdrop for the more aromatic and sweet elements to come.

Elderflower liqueur is the next key player, introducing a pleasant, floral flavor that echoes the gentle fragrances of a garden in bloom. Its light and fresh taste enhances the botanical qualities of the gin, adding a layer of complexity without an overwhelming taste.

The addition of lavender simple syrup brings a hint of Provence to the cocktail, with its distinctive aroma and sweet flavor. It pairs beautifully with the elderflower liqueur, reinforcing the botanical theme while adding depth and a touch of class to the drink. Now, a splash of fresh lime juice is essential for its zesty kick, which cuts through the sweetness and floral notes, ensuring the drink remains balanced and vibrant. This citrus element is crucial for tying all the flavors together and adding that necessary punch to the final mix.

After shaking these ingredients together over ice and double straining them into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice, the cocktail is topped off with tonic water. The tonic adds a subtle bitterness that complements the flavors at work, elevating the drink from a simple gin and tonic to an exquisite cocktail experience.

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Step 1: Drop some green apple slices in a cocktail shaker and muddle vigorously.

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Step 2: Pour in the remaining ingredients apart from the tonic water. Top the mixture with ice and shake until chilled.

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Step 3: Double strain the mixture into a glass over fresh ice.

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Step 4: Top it off with tonic water and garnish with some more apple slices.

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The Flower Garden Gin & Tonic takes the classic recipe and adds an entirely new botanical element to the drink. It’s crisp, light, and refreshing which is the perfect mix for any cocktail!

I promise you’ll be sipping on this drink all summer.

Flower Garden Gin & Tonic

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Drop some green apple slices in a cocktail shaker and muddle vigorously.
  2. Step 2 – Pour in the remaining ingredients apart from the tonic water. Top the mixture with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Step 3 – Double strain the mixture into a glass over fresh ice.
  4. Step 4 – Top it off with tonic water and garnish with some more apple slices.

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