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Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail Recipe



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!


  • 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


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.