Cucumber Gin Coolers
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Recipe type: Beverage, Cocktail, Mixed Drink
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Serves: 2
 
This cucumber and lime infused Gin & Tonic takes refreshing to a whole new level. Wait 'til you reach the end of the drink to nibble on the flavour soaked cucumber slices for an extra treat!
Ingredients
  • ½ of a fresh lime, sliced into two wedges
  • ½ cup of seedless cucumber, sliced into ⅛"-thick rounds
  • 4 ounces of good, dry gin (Tanqueray, Hendricks, or Bombay are good choices.)
  • 8 ounces of very chilled tonic water
  • ½ cup plain ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker or large pitcher.
To prepare with a cocktail shaker:
  1. If using the shaker, shake hard five times before dividing the contents of the shaker between two chilled glasses.
  2. Serve immediately.
To prepare with a large pitcher:
  1. Use a long handled wooden spoon to stir vigorously for about 20 seconds before dividing the contents between two chilled glasses.
  2. Serve immediately.
Notes
Try to make yourself wait until you've finished the drink to nibble the cucumber slices. It's completely worth it!
Recipe by Foodie With Family at http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2011/04/28/cucumber-gin-coolers/