Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the December, 2009 issue of Food Network Magazine. 

Recipe:

  • 4 Cucumbers, Peeled and Seeded
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Cup Simple Syrup
  • 6 Ounces Gin
  • 1/2 Cup Club Soda

 

Liquify the peeled and seeded cucumbers in a food processor.  Press pulp through a fine mesh strainer to capture the cucumber juice.  Discard solids.  You should have about 1/2 cup of cucumber juice.  Add an equal amount of symple syrup.  (To make the symple syrup, bring equal amounts of water and sugar to a boil.  Turn burner off and let liquid cool.)  Add the juice of one lime to the cucumber and sugar water, about 2 Tablespoons.  Fill a large tumbler with ice and add one and a half ounces of gin, two ounces of the cucumber/lime/sugar water.  Top off with club soda and garnish with a cucumber wedge or slice.  This drink is so refreshing, I think you will love it!

2 Responses to Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz

  1. Patti says:

    When serving Gin with cucumber you must use Hendricks…it is a fabulous gin and actually served with tonic and cucumber (no lime) is a great variation…surprising and yummy!

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