Cucumber Gimlet Recipe

Christine Tsai

Like a spiked spa drink, this cocktail from bartender James Stuart is refreshing and delicate—just lightly herbal from the muddled rosemary and gin.

Note: 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.

Recipe Details

Cucumber Gimlet Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 2 thin slices cucumber

  • 12 fresh rosemary leaves

  • 2 ounces Plymouth gin

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see notes)

  • Garnish: very thin cucumber slice


  1. Muddle cucumber and rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.

  2. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass. Float thin cucumber slice on top of drink and serve.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, muddler, cocktail strainer, mini fine-mesh strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
163 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 179mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)