Fleur de Lis Cucumber Gin Cocktail

The Fleur de Lis Cocktail from the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone is a refreshing drink only a city that New Orleans could create. Now you can make this delicious cucumber gin cocktail at home.

Fleur de Lis cocktail, Hendricks gin, and St. Germaine

Fleur de Lis Cocktail History

New Orleans is a town that I love; it has Old World charm and a rich history that’s hard to duplicate anywhere. New Orleans is a hot city; it is almost as if you wear New Orleans during the summer.

Parker Davis, who works at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone created this refreshing cocktail. If you have been to New Orleans, you know that they specialize in Gin and Whiskey based cocktails.

Gin cocktails can be refreshing and have the perfect balance of bitter and sweet. It is the king of cocktails, and yes, it is an acquired taste.

Gin and Cucumber Cocktail

Gins have different flavors and are unique. Hendricks has a cucumber flavor and it is what makes this extra cocktail special. The Fleur de Lis has flavors of cucumber and lime, a touch of sweetness, and a slight fizz.

It is a balanced cocktail that is easy to make. It will quench your thirst and help you wash away the mugginess of a summer day in New Orleans.

Fleur de Lis Cocktail is also great for celebrating New Year’s Eve, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick’s Day.

Cucumber Gin Cocktail Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Cucumber
  • Lime juice
  • Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain recommended
  • Hendricks gin
  • Simple syrup
  • Ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

How to Make a Cucumber Gin Cocktail

  1. Place cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Crush the cucumbers with a muddler or wooden spoon handle.
  3. Add lime juice, elderflower liquor, gin, simple syrup, and ice.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the drink into a cocktail glass.
  6. Fill the glass with ginger ale.
  7. Garnish with a cucumber slice or lime wedge.

Recipe Notes

Fleur de Lis cocktail requires Hendricks gin. You could use other types, but they all have different flavor notes. You want to pick one that has a nice herbal quality. Botanist may also be a good choice.

I like that the ginger ale in this cocktail is not overpowering as it can be in a Moscow Mule. Some websites online say to use lemon juice; others use lime. On my weekend of sampling cocktails at the bar, they were using lime. You can use either, but I have a preference for the lime version of this delightful drink.

Fleur de Lis cocktail

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Fleur de Lis cocktail, Hendricks gin, and St. Germaine

Fleur de Lis Cucumber Gin Cocktail

Make a delicious Fleur de Lis cocktail with Hendricks gin, elderflower liqueur, and ginger ale.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktail, Cucumber Gin Cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 slices cucumber (2 to 3 slices)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce St. Germain elderflower liquor
  • 1 1/4 Hendricks gin (or other cucumber based gin)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 cup ice

Lime wedge for garnish

    Instructions

    • Place cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker.
    • Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to crush the cucumbers.
    • Add lime juice, elderflower liquor, gin, simple syrup, and ice.
    • Shake for about 30 seconds.
    • Pour the drink into a cocktail glass.
    • Top with ginger ale.
    • Garnish with a cucumber slice or lime wedge.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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    About Stephanie Manley

    I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

    Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    1. Delores Jackson

      Stephanie, I’ve been wondering what to do with a couple of miniature St Germains I bought. Now I know Fleur De Lis

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      5 stars
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