Deep Cleanse

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Cocktail History

The Deep Cleanse is a gin cocktail that was created at FIG, a restaurant and bar in Santa Monica, California. It pairs the crisp botanicals of gin with refreshing aloe vera juice, simple syrup for sweetness, sour citrus, and cooling cucumber to create a revitalizing spring recipe.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Gin: This is the base spirit. We decided to use Prairie Organic Gin for its smoothness and botanical flavor with notes of citrus and spices. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit in place of the gin.

Aloe Vera Juice: This is a thick liquid made from the flesh of the aloe vera plant leaf. We used Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with white sugar and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Cucumber Slices: These are muddled in the shaker and used as the garnish. They add fresh cucumber flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Deep Cleanse features fresh aromas of cucumber, and the taste has a hint of lime tartness at first before blending into a refreshing combination of cool aloe vera and cucumber with gin botanicals, which all go down smoothly with a touch of sweetness on the throat.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Seeing aloe vera on this drink’s list of ingredients made us have fairly low expectations of the tasting going in, but we were both pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this cocktail. This is a good one to save for a stressful day when you want to relax.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Before making this drink, I had never tried aloe vera juice before, and judging from its smell, I assumed it wouldn’t be very good in a drink, but it actually turned out to be quite tasty! The cocktail ended up being extremely refreshing, with cucumber’s alkaline properties and aloe vera’s cooling flavors playing a huge role to support the gin’s botanical notes. This is definitely a drink that is made to be enjoyed on a warm day in the sun when you want to cool off.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw aloe vera juice on this cocktail’s list of ingredients since like Alex I had never tried it, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. I would describe the Deep Cleanse as taking a trip to the spa in boozy beverage form. It’s light, refreshing, and cool thanks to the cucumber and aloe vera. Very unique and worth a try, for sure!”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from an issue of Town & Country magazine.

AuthorTown & Country MagazinePrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 2 oz Aloe Vera Juice
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 3 Cucumber Slices

Method
1

Add two cucumber slices and simple syrup to a shaker.

2

Muddle gently for 5-7 seconds.

3

Add gin, aloe vera juice, lime juice, and ice to shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Strain into a cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with remaining cucumber slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 2 oz Aloe Vera Juice
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 3 Cucumber Slices

Directions

Method
1

Add two cucumber slices and simple syrup to a shaker.

2

Muddle gently for 5-7 seconds.

3

Add gin, aloe vera juice, lime juice, and ice to shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Strain into a cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with remaining cucumber slice.

Deep Cleanse

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit in place of the gin to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Spring Cocktails

If you like this spring cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Aperol Spritz: A sparkling wine cocktail made with Aperol, soda water, and an orange slice

Final Say Cocktail Recipe

Final Say: A gin cocktail made with maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, lime juice, and a lime twist

The Garden Rose Cocktail Recipe

The Garden Rose (Variation): A tequila and sparkling wine cocktail made with elderflower liqueur, strawberry syrup, lemon juice, rose water, and a strawberry rose

The Parasol Cocktail Recipe

The Parasol: A sparkling wine cocktail made with lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, elderflower liqueur, honey syrup, and a lemon twist

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