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Cucumber Gimlet PRINT


Published: April 18, 2013

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  • 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber, plus more for garnish
  • 4 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 c mint leaves, lightly packed plus more for garnish
  • 2 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • lime slices and/or cucumber slices as garnish


Servings 1
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Step 1


Steep 2 1/2 cups cucumber slices in 4 1/2 cups gin, covered and chilled for at least 8 hours and up to 4 days. Strain; store indefinitely in the refrigerator.

Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium-high heat, stirring until dissolved. Add 1 cup mint leaves; remove from heat. Cover; steep 30 minutes to 1 hour. Strain; discard mint. Refrigerate up to 2 months.

In a 2-quart pitcher, stir gin, simple syrup and lime juice. Refrigerate.

To serve, pour individual servings into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into an ice-filled double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with cucumber and/or lime slices and mint. Repeat for additional cocktails.

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