recipe: cucumber, mint, & gin cooler

I'm back from my impromptu "I'm done with school and unplugging from life" weekend!

Cucumber mint cooler

Gin is a staple in the house. I love a good gin & tonic in the summer. Now with all of the mint growing in our garden, I wanted to find a way to incorporate it into a cocktail. I added cucumber because why not? Cucumber + mint = winning, every time.

This is the quintessential summer cocktail.

cucumber, mint, & gin cooler

1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
1-2 tbp fresh mint leaves
1 handful ice
1.5 oz gin (I used Beefeater this time, but I can see Hendrick's adding a great flavor)
1 oz Rose's lime juice (make sure it's Rose's…a classic bar staple)

Muddle the cucumber slices and mint leaves together at the bottom of a shaker. Add the ice, gin, and lime juice and shake. Pour into a cup with ice and garnish with a cucumber slice.

Now sit outside and enjoy your summer reading.

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