Cucumber Gin Fizz

[Photographs: Kelly Carámbula]

Notes: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Cucumber Gin Fizz

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 1
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:muddler, cocktail shaker
This recipe appears in: Drinking in Season: Cucumber Gin Fizz


  • 3 slices of cucumber, about 1/4-inch thick plus one for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Hendrick's
  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer water


  1. 1

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices with the lime juice and simple syrup until the cucumber has completely dissolved.

  2. 2

    Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, add the gin and shake for about 10 seconds. Pour the cocktail through a mini strainer into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water and garnish with a cucumber slice.


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