The St-Germain des Pres Cocktail
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.
- 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
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.