Recipe Notes | Eastern Standard


The Eastern Standard is a delectably indulgent cocktail that is super simple, takes no time to make and packs a punch in flavour. We spotted Lily Paulson-Ellis making these for a Friday night during lockdown and just had to have a go. MAKES: 2 I N G R E D I E N T S 6 x relatively thick slices of cucumber (peeled) 6 x fresh mint leaves 100ml gin (we used Sipsmith) 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice 20ml homemade sugar syrup (we used this recipe as it’s really quick and easy) M E T H O D

1. Muddle the cucumber slices in the base of the cocktail shaker until no large pieces remain.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients (we then muddled again for a few seconds) then add plenty of ice.

3. Shake for as long as you like then fine strain into two chilled glass of choice. Then garnish with a slice of cucumber or fresh mint – whichever your preference you won’t be disappointed

Tip: If you’re not a gin fan, simply swap it out for vodka.

This recipe is featured on the Diffords Guide and can be viewed here. Image: HM

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