Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy hour, so happy...

Cucumber Gimlet

ingredients (qty 1 glass)
2 oz gin
1/2 cucumber, seeded & chopped
11/2 limes, squeezed
11/2 oz simple syrup
ice cubes
old fashioned glass

Slice four 1/4-inch-thick slices of cucumber and set aside for garnish. Peel, seed and coarsely chop cucumber and transfer to food processor. 

Squeeze juice from 1/2 lime over cucumbers and purée until smooth (you can muddle the cucumbers if you prefer).

Pour the cucumber puree through fine mesh strainer and set over small bowl. 

Combine gin, cucumber juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Pour mixture over ice in an old fashioned glass, mix well. 

Serve garnished with lime and cucumber slices. Adjust amounts of lime juice and simple syrup to your liking. 

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Crumpets & Cake!

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