It is quite warm in the Philippines, and what best to cool off than a fresh drink? We love how veggies can come in handy!
1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
10 sprigs mint (2 for garnish)
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
2 cups (475ml) Gin
ice cubes for serving
lime slices or cucumber slices for garnish
Peel, remove seeds and dice the cucumbers. Place in a food processor until you have a puree. Transfer to a bowl and add the gin, cover and chill in the fridge. Meanwhile, chop the mint, and mix with the lemon juice, and sugar in a pitcher. Take the cucumber mixture out of the fridge, strain with a sieve and press to extract the juice into the pitcher. Mix well. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with lime or cucumber slices and left mint leaves.
Source: slightly adapted from Food Network.