The Roquette

Our garden has produced a bumper crop of arugula this year so we have been trying to find new creative uses other than just salads. I came across this cocktail on Epicurious which is a version of the classic gin cocktail the gimlet, which usually featured gin, lime and mint, but instead substitutes arugula.  The aromatics and citrus notes of the Broker’s Gin pairs well with the spicy bitter bite of the arugula and the rich sweetness of the honey syrup.  A splash of lime juice gave a tangy finish to the drink that made it clean and refreshing.

The Roquette

  • 1 cup of baby arugula leaves
  • 2 oz honey simple syrup
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz Broker’s London Dry Gin

Place the arugula, lime juice and honey simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.  Muddle the leaves into until the arugula is crushed.  Add the gin.  Fill the shaker with ice cubes.  Shake quickly to chill and then strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with baby arugula leaves or arugula flowers.

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