The Roquette

Green cocktail in coupes with leaves

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A great green cocktail, perfect for spring, and using Arugula and gin!



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. We came across this cocktail on Epicurious which is a version of the classic gin cocktail the gimlet. 



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The gimlet is usually gin, lime and mint, but instead substitutes arugula.  Using those standards, the aromatics and citrus notes of the gin pairs well with the spicy bitter bite of the arugula in this green cocktail. The rich sweetness of the honey syrup adds a great sweetness.  A splash of lime juice gave a tangy finish to the drink that made it clean and refreshing.



What Ingredients are Needed for the Roquette?

  • London Dry Gin
  • Lime Juice
  • Honey Simple Syrup
  • Arugula



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The Roquette
Yield: 1

The Roquette

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A gin based arugula green cocktail, perfect for summer!


  • 1 cup of baby arugula leaves
  • 2 oz honey simple syrup
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz Dry London 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: .1gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 16.6gFiber: .2gSugar: 14.6gProtein: .3g




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