Drink Recipe: “The Cutecumber”

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Crunchy, green and juicy. The cucumber. Famous for their role in salads, but now starring in a feature film with gin! Mix fresh cucumber and lime with a little gin, and you're in business. The Cutecumber is a simple cocktail that will impress and refresh.

Cucumber, Gin, Agave & Fresh Lime Juice Work Perfectly Together

Cucumber, Gin, Agave & Fresh Lime Juice Work Perfectly Together

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I wrote the recipe for one drink, but if you wanted to make a small pitcher for sharing, you could just multiply the ingredients by four.
[Editor's note: In the recipe below just change the number of servings right on the page and the measurements will automatically adjust.]

Cucumber Spears for Juicing and Garnishing

Cucumber Spears for Juicing and Garnishing

Not a drinker? No problem! Leave out the gin, and swap it for extra soda water. The drink is still just as refreshing, and kids will probably get a kick out of the bright green color.

Tanqueray Gin is a St. Petersburg Foodies Favorite

Tanqueray Gin is a St. Petersburg Foodies Favorite

If you don't like gin, feel free to swap for vodka. There won't be a huge difference in taste; I've done it before. I just use gin because the herbaceous qualities of the gin pairs harmoniously with the cukes. Either way, cheers!

(Photos by Angelina Bruno)

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The Cutecumber
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
Cocktail
Ingredients
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
Cocktail
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Using a juicer, juice two of the cucumbers, and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker pour in the agave, lime juice, gin, and ice.
  3. Add 2 oz of fresh cucumber juice.
  4. Shake vigorously, and strain over fresh ice in a separate glass.
  5. Top with soda water, and garnish with a cucumber spear.
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