Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail Recipe
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Greater Boston Gala Girls

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Using fresh vegetables, mint, and Alex’s “moonshine” (cucumber-infused gin, but you can use vodka as well), these cocktails will be one of the most refreshing and delicious things you’ll drink all summer!

Ingredients

  • 4 cucumbers, preferably fresh from the farmers’ market, peeled and deseeded
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 sprigs mint, plus more for garnish if desired
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups cucumber-infused* gin, chilled
  • Lemon slices, for serving
  • Cucumber slices, for serving

Directions

Purée cucumbers in a blender. Strain juice out through a sieve into a bowl and chill.

In a shaker, muddle lemon juice, mint, and sugar together. Pour into a pitcher. Add the gin and cucumber juice and mix well. Add in more lemon and cucumber slices. Pour into glasses and serve garnished with a sprig of mint.

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.