Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cucumber Gin Rickey

Summertime calls for outdoor cocktails. Light, yummy, delicious cocktails and boy does this Cucumber Gin Rickey have you covered! It's refreshing and with the cooling effect of cucumber it's a great drink for these hot summer days. And it has been HOT lately! Find shade and these ingredients and get on it. 

Cucumber Gin Rickey

6 quarter inch thick slices of cucumber, extra sliced for garnish 
6 mint leaves, extra for garnish 

Ice for cups (enough to fill two lowball glasses) 

Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tbs) 

3/8 cup gin (I measured 1/4 cup and then 1/8 of a cup) 
3/4 can of ginger beer 

Muddler or potato masher 
Pitcher or large bowl 
Mixing spoon 
2 lowball glasses 

In the pitcher add cucumber slices, mint leaves and lime juice. Using your muddler (or potato masher) smash the cucumber and mint leaves until well bruised. Add your gin and mix well. At this point you can strain out the mashed pulp or keep it as is- whatever you prefer. 

Fill your lowball glasses with ice. Equally divide the gin & lime mixture into the two glasses. It should be about 1/3 cup of liquid per cup. Top glasses with ginger beer. Add mint and cucumber for garnish and serve. 

Enjoy this drink!! It's perfect for summer! Xo

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