A rejuvenating and delightful blend of aloe, cucumber, elderflower and pear, this cocktail blends small amounts of liqueurs to balance the otherwise bitter aloe gel. The resulting cocktail has depth and pizzazz with a finish of tangled fruit flavors that isn't sweet or cloying. We imagine this might have been a drink the French writer and performer (and lover) Colette could have sipped as part of her morning beauty regimen. It will help you radiate from the inside.
For more on aloe's benefits and instructions for filleting aloe leaves, click here. Note: if you don't have Mathilde pear liqueur, try substituting honey syrup (2 parts water, 1 part honey).
- 1 1/2 ounces aloe vera gel
- 1 ounce cucumber juice
- 1 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 1/4 ounce Mathilde pear liqueur
- 1/2 ounce lemon
- Cucumber spear or wheel, for garnish
Dry shake ingredients vigorously and then shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass or a rocks glass. Garnish with cucumber.