No matter the season, sometimes you just want something light and bright to drink and this Windsor Garden cocktail delivers!

And while the ingredients whisper spring and summer, they’re available all year which makes this the perfect drink to lift your dead-of-winter spirits.

It’s light.

It’s delicate.

It’s stunning.

And it should be in your regular cocktail rotation.

Simple to Make−Windsor Garden Cocktail

Get the recipe from: Empress 1908

This cocktail is like the little black dress (LBD) of cocktails. It’s classic, elegant, and earns its royal name.

It comes together in mere minutes which will have you crafting this cocktail on a regular basis.

Windsor Garden ingredients

Five things to know about the Windsor Garden Cocktail recipe:

  • This cocktail is in your hand in less than 5 minutes. The most difficult part of this drink for me is having all the herbs in my house at one time to make the drink. The next hardest part (still not at all hard) is muddling the herbs.
  • Put a little lemon juice in with the herbs. A few drops of lemon juice will make it a bit easier to muddle the herbs.
  • Be gentle when you muddle your herbs. All you’re trying to do is activate the herbs and release their flavor. Press lightly on the herbs and gently twist your muddler a few times. That’s all you need. No grinding. No smashing.
  • The recipe calls for simple syrup.* If you don’t have simple syrup, you can substitute agave or honey. If you’re really feeling adventurous, swap out the simple syrup for maple syrup.
  • I added a splash of club soda to the cocktail for some bubbles. You could also top it with tonic water or any citrus sparkling water.

*Simple Syrup: Combine equal parts (typically 1C each) sugar and water in a saucepan and bring it just to a boil. The sugar should be fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely before using. You can store simple syrup in an air tight container for 3-4 weeks.

Windsor Garden Cocktail