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.
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.