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The White Linen cocktail is a refreshing and visually stunning drink that showcases a pale, almost ethereal, greenish-white hue, akin to the fabric of a perfectly starched linen shirt. The cocktail combines simplicity with a complex flavor profile, and Its core ingredients include gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and cucumber.
The gin’s botanicals provide a backbone of complexity, while the elderflower liqueur introduces a subtle sweetness that complements the fresh cucumber notes. The lemon juice adds a bright, citrusy kick, and the simple syrup ties everything together, creating a balance of sweet and sour. The cucumber garnish not only enhances the drink’s visual appeal but also contributes a crisp, cooling element, making each sip incredibly refreshing.
The White Linen cocktail was first created in 2008, by Rene Dominguez, a bartender who worked at the Ella Dining Room, in Sacramento, USA.
45 ml gin
15 ml elderflower liqueur
15 ml simple syrup
30 ml fresh lemon juice
3 cucumber slices
60 ml club soda, to top
Garnish: cucumber slice
Add the 3 cucumber slices, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, and add gin, elderflower liqueur, and fresh lemon juice.
Shake for about 10-12 seconds, until chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Top off with club soda.
Garnish with a cucumber slice.