We all know that there are drinks that are delicious but just not refreshing. These drinks are often thicker, and don’t go down as easily. That’s not to say those drinks are bad, they just aren’t right for summer. That is where a cucumber cooler with gin can really show us the difference.
There is nothing better than a nice, refreshing cocktail, especially during hot days. Summer months get really hot, and we yearn for something that will just quench our thirsts. Luckily, we have recipes like the sparkling cucumber cooler with gin. But this cocktail should be enjoyed any time of year.
This cocktail is very refreshing, light, and easy to enjoy on a hot day. There is a little more work involved in this cocktail. However, nothing worth having comes easily, right? You can take a little extra time to make this cocktail and enjoy it when you need something that is refreshing but also offers you a bit of a kick.
That is exactly what you will get. All it takes is one sip, one sip and you will know that you have found your new favorite summer cocktail recipe. You can also get our popular summer cocktail recipes eBook for only $2.99! These drink recipes are perfect for any thirsty desire!
Cucumber Cooler with Gin | Ingredients
Gin is the starring ingredient in this recipe. Which gin you choose to use is up to you, but you should definitely go with your favorite. Some people may assume that since this is a cocktail, the gin doesn’t really matter, that the other ingredients like club soda, cucumber, mint, and sugar will make up for quality.
But it won’t, the gin is important. The question is, what gin do you like the most? We use Hendrick’s in this cucumber cooler with gin recipe, but you can use any type of gin you like. The important thing is that you don’t go for a well drink. You want top shelf because you deserve it. Especially after a day of sweating in the hot summer sun.
Type of Gin
Did you know there are different types of gin? There are London Dry gins, Plymouth gins, New Wave gins, and quite a few others. London Dry gin is basically the OG gin. This gin tastes like juniper and citrus, and it is dry.
Plymouth gin is similar to London Dry. In fact, some say it is just a small twist on London Dry gin. They say that it is more of a style rather than a type of gin. The difference is that it is a bit sweeter and most commonly used in gin and tonics.
Another type of gin is New Wave. New Wave gin almost completely ditches the juniper flavors and leans more into the citrus side of things. Of course, this is the gin we will be using in this cucumber cooler with gin recipe. We are using Hendrick’s specifically because it leans into a cucumber flavor already.
Cucumber Cooler with Gin Directions
Add 6 mint leaves, 1 Tbsp sugar, and one quarter lime wedge to a cocktail mixer.
Add two parts of Hendrick’s Gin. Bombay Sapphire also works beautifully.
Muddle ingredients together.
Add 5 cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour over ice in highball glass and top with club soda.
Sparkling Cucumber Cooler with Gin
- 6 Mint Leaves
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Lime Wedge
- Hendrick's Gin Or any new wave gin
- 1 Cucumber Sliced length wise
- Club Soda
- Add 6 mint leaves, 1 Tbsp sugar, and one quarter lime wedge to a cocktail mixer.
- Add two parts of Hendrick's Gin. Bombay Sapphire also works beautifully.
- Muddle ingredients together.
- Add 5 cucumber slices to the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Pour over ice in a highball glass and top with a splash of club soda.
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