Cocktail of the week: Aquavit’s We’ve met before – recipe | Cocktails


A refreshing and floral cocktail that’s perfect for the coming warmer months.

We’ve met before

Serves 1

3-4 good-sized chunks of cucumber, smashed and chopped up, plus 3-4 slices extra to garnish
25ml aquavit – I use oak-aged Akevitt Blank
50ml rose gin – I like the one by Salcombe Gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml elderflower cordial
– I like Bottlegreen
Light tonic, to top – I like FeverTree

Put the smashed cucumber, aquavit, gin lemon juice and cordial in a shaker, add lots of ice, shake to combine, then strain into a wine glass filled with fresh ice. Top up the glass with tonic, garnish with three or four slices of cucumber and serve.