Photo: Eric W. Pohl

Elk Store bartender Nia Gramatikakis developed this recipe using Elk Store’s signature gin, which features 11 botanicals and has been distilled eight times.


  • 2-3 slices of cucumber
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ ounces Elk Store Old Tom gin
  • 1 drop Bitter Truth cucumber bitters
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Three Cents Aegean Tonic


Muddle cucumber in the shaker. Add ice, gin, bitters, and a splash of lime juice (or more, if you’d like), and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Top with tonic. Garnish with cucumber slice.


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From the July 2019 issue

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