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Cucumber Mint Gimlet

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Take a Sip of This Refreshing Cocktail
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
Over 8
cost
$
Are you looking for a refreshing cocktail. Look no farther, this gimlet is sure to satisfy.
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ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups Cucumber Gin (2 1/2 cups peeled and diced cucumber; 4 1/2 cups gin)
  • 2 1/4 cups lime juice
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons Mint Simple Syrup (1 cup sugar; 1 cup of water; 1 cup of fresh mint leaves)
  • Cucumbers (peeled and seeded for garnish)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (rinsed and patted dry for garnish)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    4 1/2 cups Cucumber Gin (2 1/2 cups peeled and diced cucumber, 4 1/2 cups gin)
    2 1/4 cups lime juice
    1 cup plus 3 tablespoons Mint Simple Syrup (1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of fresh mint leaves)
    Prepare the Cucumber Gin: Steep 2 ½ cups peeled and diced cucumber in 4½ cups gin, covered and chilled overnight. Strain and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • 2
    Prepare the Mint Simple Syrup:  In a saucepan over medium high heat, dissolve 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat and add 1 cup of fresh mint leaves,. Cover and steep for 30 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks. 
  • 3
    In a 2-quart pitcher, stir gin, lime juice, and syrup.
  • 4
    Cucumbers, peeled and seeded for garnish
    Fresh mint sprigs, rinsed and patted dry for garnish
    Refrigerate.
  • 5
    To serve, pour into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and divide among ice-filled 10-ounce glasses. (For a single drink, mix in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake.)
  • 6
    Garnish each with cucumber peel and mint.
 
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