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Minty Cucumber Gin Coolers

Minty Cucumber Gin Coolers


  • Author: Molly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 drink (easily multiplied, with leftover syrup and cucumber juice 1x

Description

These Minty Cucumber Gin Coolers are a refreshing and delicious cocktail! Fresh cucumber juice, mint simple syrup, and herbaceous gin make this one special!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (roughly 1 cup)

For the Cucumber Juice:

  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup water

For the Drink:

  • Ice
  • 1 oz mint simple syrup
  • 2 oz cucumber juice
  • 2 oz gin (vodka or light rum would also work here)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Seltzer, for topping off the glasses
  • Cucumber slices, lime wedges, and mint sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and set over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add in the mint and remove the pan from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature with the mint steeping in it. Strain out the mint and discard before using the syrup.

For the Cucumber Juice:

  1. Add the cucumber and water to a blender and blend on high until the cucumber is completely blended smooth.
  2. You can use the juice as is or you can strain it through a fine-mesh strainer before using. There will be a little bit of pulp after blending. If this does not bother you, you can skip the straining step!

For the Drink:

  1. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the mint simple syrup, cucumber juice, gin, and lime juice.
  2. Shake well for a few seconds until everything is well combined and chilled.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Top off the glass with cucumber slices, lime wedges, and fresh mint sprigs, as desired.

Notes

Both the syrup and cucumber juice can be made a couple days ahead and stored in airtight containers in the fridge. The cucumber juice may separate some; this is fine – just give it a good shake or stir before using.

  • Category: cocktails

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