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Cucumber Mint Gimlet

cucumber gimlet

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!


6 cucumbers

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

Serves: 6-8


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.