Bennelong's elderflower and cucumber smash
Author: Samantha Teague
Photography: Rodney Macuja
10:19AM, Feb 24, 2017
Reboot and refresh with this sweet and savoury non-alcoholic cocktail.
The festive season overflowed with Champagne, alfresco Spritzes and bottles of fine wine. Now it's over, give your liver (and head) a rest and to relax with this refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail from Bennelong, in the Sydney Opera House.
"It combines quintessentially cooling ingredients - mint,
cucumber, soda water - with a nice hit of seasonality, too," says
bar manager Aaron Gaulke. "We smash all the ingredients together to
express the oils and flavours, add some ice and then top it up with
a touch of soda, or tonic, if you're feeling that way inclined."
Muddle a small half-peeled cucumber, cut into four pieces, six mint leaves and 15ml elderflower cordial in a highball glass. Top with ice and soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW,
(02) 9240 8000,