Lotus Cocktail

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This week’s drink comes to us from Wilmington, NC, mixologist & author Joel Finsel. In his words, “One of my favorite summertime drink creations is the Lotus. It’s light, clean and refreshing. Pairs equally well with sushi (particularly spicy bits or anything at all dipped in savory soy sauce and wasabi) and anything char-grilled.”


  • 1 ½ oz Hendrick’s gin
  • ¾ oz Domaine du Canton liqueur
  • 4 thin slices of cucumber
  • 2 oz club soda


Pre-chill a cocktail glass and set aside. Cut three slices of cucumber into quarters and muddle in a mixing glass with the Canton. When sufficiently pulverized, add Hendrick’s and a level scoop of ice. Shake for about 15 seconds. Strain carefully into pre-chilled glass while being careful to limit the amount of pulp. Add soda to icy, crushed cucumber mixture. Swirl and strain again. Garnish with the remaining cuke slice.

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