Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries

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Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries
Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries
Jane Bruce

Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries

This twist on a classic gin and tonic is the perfect summer cocktail. I assure you, it tastes as good as it looks.

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Ingredients

  • 5 slices cucumber
  • 4 Ounces tonic water
  • 8 blueberries
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 3 Ounces gin

Directions

Soak 4 slices of cucumber in tonic water for at least 8 hours, up to 24 hours.

In a cocktail glass, muddle the blueberries until nice and mushy. Place the ice cubes in the glass, and pour the gin over them. Pour in the tonic water, and stir until combined and blueberries have made the liquid a light pink color. Garnish with the remaining slice of cucumber. Then, get drunk!

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.

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