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 🙂
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
- Blitz the cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, salt, sugar and water till you get a smooth mix
- 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
- 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
- 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!