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Last Updated on February 6, 2022 by The Noms

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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A gin based arugula green cocktail, perfect for summer!


  • 1 cup of baby arugula leaves
  • 2 ounces honey simple syrup
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces 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 coupes. 

Garnish with baby arugula leaves or arugula flowers.

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Nutrition Information:



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

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Lisa | Garlic & Zest

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I would never have thought to use arugula in a cocktail, but I'm willing to be a guinea pig for this one!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

It's a tasty one. Gives a nutty and fresh flavor! Cheers!

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