Garden Star

Eric Prum and Josh Williams, W & P Design | Brooklyn, NY

Somewhere between a Southside and a Gimlet, this savory cocktail combines crisp summer cucumbers with cooling mint and gin. (It’s creators Eric Prum and Josh Williams use their own homemade gin.) A verdant and aromatic lime-green drink, the Garden Star may or may not count as a daily serving of vegetables.



  • 4 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • 4 cubes sugar, or 3 ounces simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 6 slices cucumber
  • 2 sprigs mint

Garnish: cucumber slice

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle sugar cubes or simple syrup with the cucumber slices and mint.
  2. Add gin, lime juice and ice, and shake until well chilled.
  3. Double-strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.