Maximum gin and cucumber cocktails have some skinny slices of cucumber jumbled together. Others clutter slightly to get some of the taste out. What finally ends up occurring once in a while is which you clearly don't taste the cucumber very a great deal and you're left munching on a gin soaked veggie while you are expecting your next drink.
Nicely, i recently were given myself a home juicer with which i have been making veggie liquids, many consisting of cucumber, which reaps a ton of liquid. So I figured why now not use that juice as a mixer to appease my fiance's want for a sweeter cut however additionally gives a taste that works for me?
Except, St. Patrick's Day is across the corner and who doesn't love a pleasant inexperienced drink in celebration? I understand my Irish pals and own family do. This drink can, of route, be enjoyed any other day of the year however whilst you may be festive, be festive… proper?
The measurements for this recipe are for 1 cocktail. We use Hendrick's however this could work properly with different types. in case you do not have a juicer, that's high-quality. Spend a touch greater time muddling; you will have much less essence of cucumber but you can nonetheless get a few juice out of it.
- 1.5oz gin
- 1.5oz cucumber juice
- 3-4 cucumber slices, plus more for garnish (as pictured)
- 1/4 lime
- 3-4 mint leaves
- 2.5-3oz tonic water
- 1 tsp sugar (optional, for the sweet tooth)
- Cut your cucumber slices using a mandolin. For the muddling cucumbers, cut circles; for garnish, cut lengthy slices as pictured.
- gently muddle mint leaves, cucumber slices and lime wedge in a shaker (light sufficient that the cucumber remains frequently in tact – you get plenty of cucumber flavor from the juice itself).
- Juice half of of a cucumber with a juicer. litter more cucumber in case you don't have a juicer.
- add gin, cucumber juice and sugar (if the usage of). Shake nicely and pour over ice.
- top with tonic water and garnish with more mint and lime if desired.