Cucumber Gimlet
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"This refreshing take on the classic cocktail features fresh cucumber, lime, agave syrup (honey or simple syrup also work) and your choice of gin or vodka."
-- @zestfulkitchen


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A classic gimlet takes on a refreshing twist with the addition of cucumber! This Cucumber Gimlet is made with fresh cucumber, lime juice, agave, and gin. It's the perfect cocktail to sip on during these hot summer days! 

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ingredients

  • 4 1-inch chunks english cucumber
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon agave
  • 1 1/ 2 ounces club soda

Cocktail

Method

  • Step 1

    Muddle cucumber chunks in a cocktail shaker until completely smashed. Add gin, lime juice and agave, fill shake with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Adjust sweetness with additional agave as needed. Strain drink into a rocks glass filled with ice; top with club soda. Garnish with skewered cucumber ribbon ( below)

Cucumber Ribbon

Method

  • Step 1

    Use a vegetable peeler to peel lengthwise down the cucumber, you’ll need to make a few peels until you get a nice thick peel from the center of the cucumber. Fold cucumber ribbon back and forth into an accordion, then skewer with a cocktail skewer or toothpick