Strawberry-Cucumber Gin-Elderflower Spritz

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

This pretty-in-pink summer drink is like a Pimm's cup with a French accent. The muddled cucumber with its watery flesh, sweet strawberry, and gin mixture is not only refreshing but can be also made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, covered, up to eight hours.


  • 12 strawberries, hulled and sliced (1 ¼ cups), plus whole berries for serving

  • 12 thin cucumber slices, halved (¾ cup), plus whole rounds for serving

  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar

  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 9 ounces gin, such as Citadelle, chilled

  • 6 ounces St-Germain, chilled

  • Club soda, chilled; and Peychaud's bitters, for serving


  1. Muddle sliced strawberries, halved cucumber slices, sugar, and lemon juice in the bottom of a pitcher until fruits break down and release most of their juices and sugar has dissolved. Stir in gin and St-Germain to combine. Fill 6 glasses halfway with ice. Divide fruit-and-gin mixture evenly among glasses. Top each with 1 to 2 ounces club soda; stir once. Top each with a few dashes of bitters, whole strawberries, and cucumber rounds; serve immediately.

    strawberry cucumber gin elderflower spritz
    William Abranowicz
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