White Linen Cocktail

Here we are, the last week of July. Have I mentioned it’s hot down here? And humid. I can’t forget to add humid! Anyway, this is the last of my gin cocktail series. This week’s White Linen Cocktail uses elderflower liqueur. I’ve had a bottle for ages that rarely gets used. I don’t know if it’s an unusual ingredient or if I’m just not looking hard enough for a reason to use it. Reason found!

This post was originally published on July 28, 2017. The text and photos were updated on July 18, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.

A crisp and refreshing white linen cocktail made with gin, elderflower liquor, cucumber, lime and 7UP is the perfect drink for your summer celebrations!

Recipe Author: Kaleigh McMordie, RD at Lively Table
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The Ingredients

Cucumber, lime, and 7UP really appealed to me. They are all very refreshing, and I was especially looking forward to finding out how muddling the cucumber would affect the taste. I went with my Prairie Organic Gin again because I wanted a light gin to pair with the cucumber.

White Linen Cocktail Ingredients
Gin, elderflower liqueur, 7UP, cucumber, and lime

The Process

Making my White Linen Cocktail was quick and easy (two of my favorite things!). I had a garnished cocktail in my hands in the 5 minute prep time listed.

The prep work was very straightforward. It starts off with muddling some cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker. After that, just add ice, and everything but the 7UP. Give it a good shake, pour into an ice-filled glass, and top with 7UP.

Of course, I had to get fancy for the photos and add a few slices of cucumber and lime for garnish. If you want to do that, make sure you add them before the ice cubes. Otherwise, they will just float on top. Trust me, I have learned this the hard way.

I opted to go with the single cocktail version, but I love that the author included instructions for making a pitcher. That would be so helpful for a summer get-together!

So how was it?

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This cocktail smells and tastes like cucumber. There was a slight hint of lime in the scent. I could taste the gin, but it wasn't too much. The 7UP gave it a slightly sweet taste, and overall it was very crisp and clean.
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