Cucumber Gin Fizz Recipe

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Kelly Carámbula

There is something about the understated flavor of cucumber that's instantly calming. It has just enough oomph to awaken your senses. That cool, refreshing flavor pairs incredibly well with lime which brightens it up a just a bit.

Add gin to the mix, especially one like Hendrick's (which is on the floral, vegetal side), along with a splash of bubbly seltzer water and you're one step closer to complete bliss. By balancing soothing, cool flavors with just enough bright notes this drink is the perfect reward after a long, hot day.

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 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)

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Hendrick's

  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer water

Directions

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

  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.

Special equipment

muddler, cocktail shaker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
150 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 262mg 6%
*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.)