Cucumber-Mint Spritz

_MG_6431Ari and I are leaving tonight for a glorious 10 days in California (where I plan to have tacos in some way, shape or form at least once per day), but I wanted to share this very refreshing cocktail with you before I left. As you may have noticed, I’m having a bit of a love affair with gin at the moment, and I think that the herbal notes in the alcohol complement the mint and cucumber perfectly._MG_6432

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Serve this on a sweltering day as an alternative to a Tom Collins, and I’m sure I’ll be wishing for one on the plane tonight.

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Cucumber Mint Spritz (makes 1 drink)

4-5 cucumber slices

5-6 mint leaves

1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1 1/2 oz. gin

2 oz. club soda (or prosecco, if you’re feeling saucy)

Muddle cucumber slices and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker until crushed. Add citrus juice, simple syrup and gin, then fill with ice and cover. Shake until very cold, about 1 minute, then strain into a lowball glass and top with club soda or prosecco. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint leaf and serve immediately.

Cucumber-Mint Spritz

9 thoughts on “Cucumber-Mint Spritz

  1. I am a sucker for anything with gin, particularly when it’s paired with cucumber. This sounds like a fantastic, refreshing drink for the summer…with a bit more kick to it than something like a Pimms Cup

  2. Seriously sounds so refreshing I’m sure not to sweet. My daughter would love this minus the gin lol! It’s perfect after a dinner or a hard day at the park with her. Thank you did sharing !

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