Cucumber Gin Tonic

Looking for a refreshing, fizzy cocktail that’s not too sweet and not too bitter? Try this cucumber infused gin, lemon simple syrup topped, tonic water- Cucumber Gin Tonic.

a clear glass rocks glass filled with cucumber and mint and an ice cocktail

A smooth cucumber gin tonic:

I originally made this drink with vodka, but gin is, of course, the perfect spirit to pair with tonic water.

And this vodka bottle is gorgeous and is begging for a photograph – so there.

Using farm crafted award winning Prairie Gin , I infused it with strips of cucumber. Then I made a simple syrup with long, fragrant lemon peel and topped the whole thing off with tonic water, a few cucumbers and a pinch of mint. So refreshing. Give it a try. To made a vodka-soda, just swap out the gin for vodka, and soda water- Topo Chico makes a great pairing with cucumber.

ingredients to make a cucumber fizz cocktail

Ingredients in a Cucumber Gin Tonic:

  • gin or vodka
  • cucumbers
  • lemon infused simple syrup (lemon, water, sugar)
  • tonic water (or soda)
  • mint
  • ice
a saucepan filled with water and lemon peel

*How to make Lemon Simple Syrup:

*Place several large strips of lemon peel in a pan with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Simmer until sugar dissolves. Let cool for 1 hour. Once cooled, remove lemon peel. Chill syrup in a jar until needed. This syrup keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month.

a rocks glass filled with a sprig of mint and a cucumber cocktail

If you like this cucumber gin tonic, try these cocktails:

  1. Sweet Tea Vodka Smash
  2. Classic Lime Daiquiri
  3. Grapefruit- Rosemary Gin Fizz
  4. Spiked Chai Lemonade
  5. Blood Orange Martini

Cucumber Gin Tonic

Recipe by Meggen Wilson Course: Breakfast u0026amp; Brunch, Cocktails
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

2

hours 
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

223

kcal

Upgrade your cocktail hour with this cucumber gin tonic. Made with cucumber-infused gin and lemon simple syrup, this smooth libation is a unique blend of flavors.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz gin or vodka

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled & sliced into rounds

  • 1/2 cucumber sliced in 1/4′ strips lengthwise

  • 3 oz lemon infused simple syrup*

  • Ice

  • 12 oz Tonic water ( use soda water if using vodka)

  • Fresh mint

Directions

  • Place cucumber rounds in 6 oz of gin or vodka. Chill at least 2-3 hours.
  • Before mixing, remove cucumber from the alcohol- set aside for garnish. In a martini shaker, add ice, 1 oz simple syrup and 2 oz of the cucumber infused alcohol. Shake for 30 seconds or until shaker is frosted over.
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice, the shaker mixture and top with tonic water. Garnish with strips of cucumber, the gin infused cucumber rounds and a pinch of mint. Serve chilled.

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