Cucumber Gimlet PRINT

Published: April 18, 2013
Photo by James D.
Adapted from keyingredient.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from keyingredient.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Directions 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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