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Kew Garden

kew garden cocktail

Jim Meehan

Mint and cucumber give this summery sipper by bartending vet Jim Meehan a cooling sensation.


  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Banks 5-Island rum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz St-Germain liqueur
  • Club soda, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: cucumber slice


  1. In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves, cucumber slices and simple syrup.

  2. Add the rum, lime juice and St-Germain, fill with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

  4. Top with the club soda.

  5. Garnish with a mint sprig poked through a cucumber slice.