The St-Germain des Pres Cocktail

An egg-white cocktail may not seem like an ideal summer drink, but this cucumber-spiked libation from Ibiza is both sophisticated and cooling.
The St-Germain des Pres cocktail / Photo by Meg Baggott

Courtesy Nico de Soto, for Experimental Beach, Ibiza, Spain

Rays all day, rage all night—that’s how Spain’s notorious party island rolls. Ibiza is known for its boho-glam vibe, and boasts plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants that exude an upscale feel alongside trendy food and drink offerings.

This cucumber-spiked cocktail from Experimental Beach, part of the Experimental Cocktail Club empire that extends to Paris and London, is a perfect example. An egg-white drink may seem like an unusual summer choice, but it gives luxurious froth to this cooling, sophisticated sipper, especially ideal as a sundowner.

Five Beach-Ready Cocktails
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¾ ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ ounces lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish
Directions

In cocktail shaker, add all ingredients. Shake to froth egg whites. Scoop in ice, and shake again to chill. Strain into coupe glass, and garnish with cucumber.

Published on May 29, 2018
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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