Royal Badminton Cup

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Badminton Cup, also called the Eastside Cocktail, is crowned with the addition of Champagne;
if the only thing you needed to make anything Royal was bubbles, I think we'd all be Duchesses!

Royal Badminton Cup

2 oz gin 
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz syrup
 mint leaves
cucumber rounds

In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle 6 mint leaves and 4 cucumber rounds with simple syrup. Add gin, lime juice and ice; shake. Pour into a tall glass and top with Champagne or sparkling wine.

Notes: Mild, gentler gins like Plymouth or Miller's Westbourne are de rigueur in this cocktail, but an herbal gin like Hendrick's or St George Spirits Botanivoir could be an inspired alternative. If you don't have bubbles on hand, you can always top this cocktail with soda–cheers!

Image by Liz Banfield.


  1. i love a drink that includes a little champs :) have a great weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. whaat? how have I not heard of (or had one) of these?!

  3. i heart champagne cocktails :-) have a lovely weekend~

    always, koru kate

  4. Ooh yummy -- sounds perfect for my sunny weekend!

  5. Anything with a little bubbly sounds like a good idea to me!!



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