White Linen Cocktail

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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.

White Linen Cocktail Recipe

  1. 45 ml gin

  2. 15 ml elderflower liqueur

  3. 15 ml simple syrup

  4. 30 ml fresh lemon juice

  5. 3 cucumber slices

  6. 60 ml club soda, to top

  7. Ice

  8. Garnish: cucumber slice

white linen cocktail recipe

How to Make a White Linen Cocktail

  1. Add the 3 cucumber slices, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.

  2. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, and add gin, elderflower liqueur, and fresh lemon juice.

  3. Shake for about 10-12 seconds, until chilled.

  4. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

  5. Top off with club soda.

  6. Garnish with a cucumber slice.