Run for the Roses Gin Cocktail

     The signature drink of the Kentucky derby will always be the mint julep, but for those who might want to switch it up for something a little brighter + more refreshing, this gin cocktail is the perfect choice!  It still has the mint but with the addition of some cucumber, rose water, + club soda making it perfectly fizzy with a slight floral twist.  It's also super easy + quick to make for your entire derby crowd and will keep everyone cool + refreshed all day!  Grab all the ingredients + step-by-step instructions for mixing them up below!

xoxo

Emily

2 slices cucumber

3 mint leaves

2 ounces gin

2 ounces rosewater

2 ounces club soda

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber + mint with gin.  

2. Add rosewater + ice and shake.

3. Strain into a glass and top with club soda.  

4. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and mint sprig.