This Tuscan Giardino cocktail is a true garden in a glass. It’s savory, but bright and refreshing- perfect for sipping outside on a breezy summer day. It’s made with Uncle Val’s new Zested Gin which has zesty botanicals which go perfect in a savory drink. Do not skip on the Sauvignon Blanc syrup, it adds a lovely layer of flavor to the savory cocktail. Although if you are short on time and wine, just use simple syrup in its place.
Tuscan Giardino garden cocktail
This is a true garden in a glass. It’s savory, but bright and refreshing- perfect for sipping outside on a breezy summer day.
4 slices cucumber
4“ piece celery
4 sugar snap peas
1 1/2 oz Uncle Val’s Zested Gin
3/4 oz Sauvignon Blanc syrup, recipe follows
1/2 oz lemon juice, preferable Meyer lemon
1/2 oz lime juice
2 basil leaves
few drops olive oil
garnish- cucumber ribbon, edible flowers (dianthus), pea shoot
Muddle cucumber, celery, peas in a shaker.
Gin, basil leaves, juices, sauvignon blanc syrup & olive oil.
Shake with ice.
Double strain into a rocks glass with large ice cube.
Sauvignon Blanc Syrup
1 cup sauvignon blanc wine
1 cup white sugar
Add wine to sealable container or jar. Add sugar and shake until incorporated and sugar is dissolved. Store in fridge for up to 1 month.