Cucumber Gin Elderflower Smash

  • Yield: 4 Drinks 1x


Beat the heat with this cool, refreshing summer cocktail + mocktail variation!



  • Ice
  • 3 ounces english cucumber, peeled (around 4 inches)
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 pieces
  • leaves from 2 sprigs mint (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 8 ounces gin
  • 8 ounces elderflower tonic
  • 8 dashes orange bitters
  • Optional: 4 ounces seltzer, for nonalcoholic version


  1. Fill 4 glasses with ice cubes.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together cucumber, lime and mint. Add gin and shake well to combine.
  3. Divide muddled mixture between ice-filled glasses. Top each with 2 ounces of elderflower tonic, 2 dashes of orange bitters and stir to combine.
  4. For nonalcoholic variation, omit gin and bitters and add 1 ounce of seltzer to each glass instead. Enjoy!


Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

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