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Cucumber Gin Cocktail
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Cucumber Gin Cocktail Recipe

Cucumber gin cocktails are what you want in your glass. In recent years, cucumber has become a go to addition to gin drinks. Like gin, cucumber is light and refreshing. First, light anise notes and fresh green flavor complement gin botanicals beautifully.

This drink takes advantage of that pairing and adds basil and elderflower soda to the mix. Elderflower is also terrific addition to a summer cocktail. In this cucumber gin cocktail, elderflower soda brings all the components together.

SOMERSET

CUCUMBER & BASIL GIN SPRITZ

Ingredients

MAKES 1 SERVING

    TALL GLASS

    • 2 cucumber wheels
    • 2 basil leaves
    • 4 oz Elderflower Soda
    • 1 ½ oz London Dry Gin
    • ½ oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
    • 1 oz fresh lime juice
    • 1 oz vanilla syrup

    Instructions

    TO BUILD

    1. Place cucumber wheels, basil leaves and ice in a tall glass.

    2. Fill a shaker with ice and add gin, maraschino, vanilla syrup and lime juice. 

    3. Shake to mix.

    4. Stain into prepared glass. 

    5. Top with elderflower soda. 

    6. Garnish with basil tip.

    Summer Cocktails

    This gin cucumber cocktail appears in the Cocktail Monkey Guide to Summer Cocktails. The guide contains many of our favorite summer cocktail recipes. It also has recipes for bitters, sodas and cocktail cherries. Get your copy when you subscribe to receive email updates.


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