Cucumber Gin Fizz
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Recipe: Cucumber Gin Fizz

I found this recipe for a cucumber gin fizz about five years ago. It was a hot summer in D.C., so hot that my usual cocktail choices didn’t cut it. I’ve always loved cucumbers–cucumber sandwiches areĀ perfect in hot weather–and so when I saw this recipe, I thought it would be delicious. I was right! It’s been another hot summer, so I’m looking forward to whipping up a batch of these one night.

Cucumber Gin Fizz (makes one)

Ingredients

3 slices of cucumber, about 1/4-inch thick plus one for garnish
1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lime
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Hendricks
1 to 2 ounces seltzer water

 

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices with the lime juice and simple syrup until the cucumber has completely dissolved.

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, add the gin and shake for about 10 seconds. Pour the cocktail through a mini strainer into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water and garnish with a cucumber slice.

 

Looking for more cocktails? Check out more recipes here, here, and here. And don’t miss my recipe for Dark ‘n Stormy popsicles!

 

Recipe from Serious Eats.

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