Cucumber Gimlet

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There’s nothing quite like shaking up a cocktail and entertaining friends at home. You’re with me right? There are days I long for fabulous retired living which consists of pool parties, cocktails, and fabulous dresses.  And just like that, I’m brought back to reality (and realizing the fact that retired is still a ways off).  I’ve always been a vodka gal, but I’ve started sampling gin cocktails and let me tell you, I’m hooked.  They are much more refreshing and flavorful than vodka cocktails.   Gin based drinks are my new favorite to serve up for an after-work drink with Alan or dinner parties with friends.

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cucumber gimlet

Cucumber Gimlet

1/2 lime cut in quarters, plus a wedge for garnish

few slices of cucumber, plus more for garnish

2 oz Tanqueray Gin

2 oz sparkling water

.5 oz simple syrup

In a shaker, muddle cucumber and lime.  Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with a lime wedge and cucumber wheel.

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2 Comments

  1. May 3, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    That looks so refreshing, and I love your barcart!

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