June 3, 2015

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic

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Looking for a crisp and refreshing go-to summer cocktail?  Give a keep-it-cool Cucumber Gin & Tonic a try!  They don't say 'cool as a cucumber' for nothing, right?

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic

It's no secret here at The Kitchen is My Playground I'm a wine lover ... as evidenced by such creations as the Champagne Cobbler Cocktail, Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail, White Sangria with Nectarines & Plums, and Champagne Margaritas.  

In fact most of the year, a big glass of bold-and-oaky Chardonnay is my go-to drink-of-choice.

But come summer?  My go-to drink changes ...
Yes, once summer arrives I crave something a little 'lighter' and cooler.  And so, my summer go-to drink-of-choice is a refreshingly crisp Gin & Tonic.

I have recently discovered something to keep us even cooler than a Gin & Tonic during the summer months ~ a refreshing Cucumber  Gin & Tonic!

It'll keep you, well ... cool as a cucumber!

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic

By simply muddling several slices of cucumber in a cocktail glass before adding the standard gin and tonic, the subtle flavor of cucumber shines through in the finished drink.

And a really nice subtle flavor it is.

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic

If you're looking for a refreshing go-to summer cocktail ... or for just a delicious twist-on-the-traditional, ... give a keep-it-cool Cucumber Gin & Tonic a try.

Hey, they don't say 'Cool as a cucumber' for nothing, right?

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic
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Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic
Source:  Adapted from punchdrink.com
(Printable recipe)

For one cocktail:
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 5 oz. tonic
  • very small splash fresh lime juice {optional}
Directions
  1. Place cucumber slices in a cocktail glass and muddle with the back of a spoon.
  2. Fill glass with ice. Add gin, tonic, and small splash of lime juice {if using}; stir gently to combine.
  3. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and a slice of lime, if desired.

13 comments:

  1. I am about to make some cucumber infused gin, and now I'll definitely be muddling some cucumber in my G & T's also! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

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  2. I've never tried a gin and tonic before. I'm not a huge vodka tonic person so I think that's why I shy away, but I like the taste of gin more. I just told someone I need to start a Pinterest board for cocktails I should try while I'm at the bar. I'm always looking for something good. Maybe I'll add this one!!

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  3. Oooooo, these sound yummy! Must try.

    By the way, I'd like to invite you to post on my new blog hop (www.myflagstaffhome.com) that is open all weekend, if you're interested.

    Jennifer

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  4. Cool, most effective beverage for hot summer.

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  5. Thanks. I have read many of your posts, it really good and interesting.

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  6. Your shooting skill is really awesome. The pictures look so amazing. Thank you so much !

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  7. wow Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail looks so refreshing. Plz post more like this.

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  8. Just discovered your page and am loving it, love this food drink, how creative!!! Thank you for your post.

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  9. I need a glass of this cucumber gin tonic now, thanks for share

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  10. Hi,
    This is a great recipe. It looks very sweet. I will try it soon.
    Thank so much!

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  11. Hi! Loved this cucumber recipe, very easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing!

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