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Every Mom Needs a Gardener!

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American


A gardener cocktail is made with cilantro, jalapeno and ginger. Add some lime juice and gin. Just what you need after a day in the garden!



Ginger – Peeled, so there are no floaties. Manservant told me to say this. When it comes to drinks, I take him on his word. You will need 1 peeled slice, about an 1/8″ thick and in a 1″ round size. Ginger is not perfectly sized, so do your best.

Jalapeno – 1 unseeded 1/4″ thick slice

Cilantro – 1/8 c (No need to chop)

1/2 shot of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 shot of Agave nectar or simple syrup
1 shot of Hendricks gin


Chill your glass. I used what you see, but a martini glass works, too. Or a high ball. You can do this on the rocks or not. I am not picky. Keep your gin chilled, too. It is important to always be ready, because you never know when the need for a drink will strike. Make sure you use clean ice, because the freezer can impart weird flavors to the ice. Manservant told me to rinse the ice. I did.

Now put those three things into a shaker. Muddle them well. Be aggressive. Manservant told me I wasn’t being aggressive enough when it came to muddling. So just break that shit up.

Now add:
1/2 shot of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 shot of Agave nectar or simple syrup
1 shot of Hendricks gin

Add some ice (no fancy ice in this house) to your shaker that is filled with cilantro, jalapeno and ginger. Add the lime juice and agave and gin. Now shake. Be aggressive with the shake, too.

Strain into glass of your choice. Drink. Feel the green. Be a wild and crazy mother for Mother’s Day. Your kids will not forget, I promise. That is if they are there.


Freom Matsuhisa and Manservant