This simple, refreshing cocktail uses just a few ingredients and comes together in minutes! Make it for one or for a crowd; it’s guaranteed to be the highlight of any celebration.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
Yield:1 cocktail 1x
1 2-inch segment cucumber, (peeled, quartered and diced)
4–5 mint leaves
1 1/2 oz gin
1 lime, (juiced)
1/2 oz simple syrup*
Optional: More mint leaves and cucumber slices, (for garnish)
Combine cucumber, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the cucumber is softened.
Fill the shaker with ice and pour over the gin and lime juice. Shake for 30 seconds, or until the shaker is frosty and completely chilled.
Strain into a coupé glass if you want to look fancy, but any glass will do in a pinch. Garnish with more mint and cucumber slices if you’d like, and drink up!
*You can sub agave nectar if you don’t feel like making simple syrup, but I highly suggest just making a batch to keep in the fridge, because a cup of sugar is a whole hell of a lot less expensive than a bottle of agave nectar.