Zen Garden Cocktail

Wonderfully fresh and full of life, the Zen Garden Cocktail celebrates what the garden provides. Coupled with the far east flavors of sake and yuzu, this cocktail is the epitome of garden fresh.


3 small pieces of celery

3 small chunks of lemongrass

3 slices of cucumber

1 1/2 oz gin

3/4 oz agave nectar

1/2 oz yuzu

1/2 oz sake


Muddle the first three ingredients.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Shake with ice.

Double strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a cucumber slice pierced with lemongrass.


Floridan 17 Oct 2011
7:02 am

Looks refreshing. I’ve not heard of Agave nectar or yuzu. Are these hard to find? Do they have alcohol content or are they mainly for flavor?

Kathy Casey 17 Oct 2011
8:42 am

Agave nectar is availible at well stocked grocery stores as well as on-line such as at www.monin.com or on amazon.com. Yuzu is availible bottled at asian grocers.They are mainly for flavor and have no alcohol content.  Enjoy and thank you for watching!

Floridan 17 Oct 2011
11:12 am

Great! Thank you! Funny thing is now that I think of it…. I may already have some Agave nectar at home. I must say I love this website!! I originally came via Robert Hess’s series and before I knew it I was having a blast learning from all of you. It sure is a great hobby! Great way to make friends too. A big thanks to all who contribute!!

damien intoxicologist filth 21 Sep 2012
4:25 pm

celery in a cocktail. sounds good to me. ive been thinking of doing a celery based cocktail but i still havent thought of a perfect way to make it so the celery wont be over powering..

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