The Herbarium- MY favorite summer cocktail

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The-Herbarium-CocktailHere we are at the height of summer. The humidity has rolled in along with the summer inhabitants. I will give you a gift- my favorite summer cocktail that I started making last year after reading The Drunkin Botanist- It’s called The Herbarium. A crisp, refreshing, light cocktail that has a slight sweetness to go along with the crisp. Give it a try- you will certainly be adding this to your summer menu: 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin .5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur 3-4 chunks lemon cucumber 2-3 sprigs basil ¼ lemon Club soda Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker and combine all ingredients except the club soda. Muddle cucumber and basil, then add ice, shake, and strain into a glass of choice filled with ice. Top with club soda and add borage blossom or basil leaf for garnish.