When we were in London a couple of weeks ago, we had dinner at Berners Tavern, which was absolutely wonderful. I ordered the Dill or No Dill cocktail before dinner and it was everything a cocktail should be: tart, sweet, savoury and complex.
I was going to try to duplicate the recipe when I found it online. Here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour gin into shaker. Add lemon juice, elderflower syrup or cordial, cucumber water, dill and smoked salt.
Shake until cold.
Strain into a glass and garnish with a sprig of dill.
* to make cucumber water, peel half a cucumber, cut into chunks and press into a chinois or strainer over a measuring cup until liquid is released.
Below is a video of Gareth Evans making the cocktail. Enjoy.