Cucumber Aloe Cocktail


8 1/4″-thick slices cucumber
12 small fresh shiso leaves
1/4 cup of Hendrick’s gin
6 tablespoons tonic water
1/4 cup aloe juice
2 teaspoons Chartreuse liqueur


Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash cucumber and shiso in a cocktail shaker. Add gin and mash again. Fill shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add tonic, aloe, and Chartreuse. Stir to blend well. Fill 2 Old Fashioned glasses with ice; strain cocktail into glasses.