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Introducing Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin

SAY HELLO TO THE LATEST ADDITION IN OUR LINEUP!

The cat’s out of the bag! Our Master Distiller has been hard at work creating the perfect gin for summer sipping, and good news— NEW Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin is now available in select US states, BC and AB!

Inspired by the flavours and traditions of afternoon tea, our distillers expertly blend eight botanicals to create an exquisite spirit that’s especially divine for the upcoming season.

Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin is bursting with extraordinary fresh flavours! In addition to lively juniper berries, you’ll taste bright and bold citrus notes from lemon peel, crisp flavours of garden cucumber, subtle cardamom spice, and soft fragrant floral notes from jasmine.​ Learn more about our new gin here!

Without further ado, let’s jump into some RECIPES to get you started!
  1. Cucumber & Tonic
  2. Dew Drop Martini
  3. Emerald Collins
  4. Basil Gimlet
  5. Hugo Twist

1. CUCUMBER & TONIC

We’re hard pressed to find a cocktail that’s more refreshing than this simple duo! Crisp, balanced, and full of botanical complexity – this vegetal take on the G&T lets our Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin sing.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin
  • 3 oz Premium Tonic Water
  • Thyme Sprigs, Lemon Wheels, & Cucumber Slices, for garnish
Method

Fill a copa glass with ice, add Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin and premium tonic water. Garnish with cucumber and lemon slices and thyme sprigs.

2. DEW DROP MARTINI

Does it get more sophisticated than a martini? Spirit-forward and elegant, our Dew Drop Martini adds just enough dry vermouth and fragrant garnishes to accent our fresh botanicals.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin ⁣
  • ½ oz Dry Vermouth
  • Lemon Twist & Cucumber Roll, for garnish
Method

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with expressed lemon twist and cucumber roll.

3. EMERALD COLLINS

A little sweet and tangy and lengthened to perfection, this twist on the classic Tom Collins is easy to sip on and bound to dazzle a crowd. Mix this up for your next garden party!

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Soda Water, to top
  • Cucumber Ribbon, to line glass
  • Lemon Slice, for garnish
Method

Start by lining a collins glass with a cucumber ribbon and fill with ice. Set aside. Shake gin, syrup, and lemon juice over ice and strain into prepared cocktail glass. Top with soda water and garnish with lemon slice. Enjoy!

4. BASIL GIMLET

Sharp lime and aromatic basil come together along with our gin’s citrus and cucumber notes for a sip that’s greater than the sum of its parts. It might just be a new favourite!

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 Basil Leaves
  • Cucumber Ribbon, for garnish
Method

Add liquid ingredients and basil into a cocktail shaker and gently muddle to release aromatics. Shaker over ice to chill and fine-strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber ribbon on a cocktail pick and enjoy!

5. HUGO TWIST

Enjoy a taste of garden magic with this lively and effervescent spritz! Cooling mint, lightly sweet elderflower, and bubbly make for an invigorating tasting experience that’s perfect for taking along to the patio on a bright, sunny day.

Ingredients
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 Mint Leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Prosecco and Soda Water, to top
  • Edible Flowers, for garnish
Method

Shake ingredients except for prosecco and soda water on ice and fine-strain into a wine goblet filled with ice. Top with prosecco and a splash of soda water and garnish with more mint leaves and edible flowers.

We hope you enjoying sipping and mixing with our Cucumber Lemon expression as much as we do! Be sure to share your thoughts and any cocktails you make on Instagram @empress1908gin with the hashtag #EmpressCucumberLemonGin.

For more cocktail inspiration, check out our InstagramCocktail Page, or Blog!

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