Cucumber Fizz

I love a good Gin and Tonic. Any day of week 🙂 Over the years I’ve discovered and tried many lovely flavours that pair beautifully with gin (like watermelon, orange, rosemary, coconut…it’s a long list). One ingredient that has been my go-to add on to a G&T and key to many a great gin cocktail, is cucumber. This is my easy version of a cucumber and gin cocktail 🙂

The ingredients are ones you will almost always have at home and this drink takes no time to whip up. Takes no time to completely guzzle as well, so make a big batch 🙂

Use a good quality gin and balance this out to your level of sweetness and tartness, you’ll have a winner on your hands. It’s a good idea to make the mix and keep it in the fridge till you’re ready to drink. Then all it needs is a little G&T and you’re set.

Cucumber is always light and refreshing, pairing well with the gin. To add a little more oomph and depth of flavour, I use some ginger and mint – a little hum of spice and a burst of fragrance and freshness.

Blitz it all up till it is smooth and you’re ready. That easy!

This is a lovely day drinking cocktail and pairs well with light snacks and nibbles. I can just sit and sip on quite a few of these through a lazy brunch 🙂

Try this and let me know what you think. I’m sure I’ll see you on the cucumber G&T bandwagon pretty soon 🙂

Cucumber Fizz

  • Servings: 5-6 large drinks
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

300g cucumber – peeled and roughly chopped

1 inch ginger – peeled and finely chopped

4-5 fresh mint leaves – chopped

2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup water

300 ml gin

300 ml tonic water

Fresh mint and cucumber for garnish

Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Blitz the cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, salt, sugar and water till you get a smooth mix
  2. Add lemon juice and mix again. Adjust sugar and salt. Pour into a bottle and either use at the same time or keep in the fridge till ready to use
  3. For each drink, mix 60 ml gin with 60 ml tonic water and 60-100 ml of the cucumber mix, depending on how strong you like your drink to be
  4. Add two cubes ice to a glass, pour in the mix from step 3 and garnish with fresh mint and a slice of cucumber. Get ready to guzzle away!

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jagritikumar

A baker, a dancer, a marketeer. Sometimes lazy. Always up to try new food, read interesting books and meet amazing people :)

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