Muddled Mint Cucumber Cooler Cocktail, a quick and light sip for an invigorating pick-me-up. Cucumber and mint has long been known as a refreshing combination, add in some gin and pow, a really winning libation. Cocktail party for one anyone?!
My homeslice, Samantha went and made a cookbook, The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen.
I couldn’t wait to check it out.
After a quick flip through, I dog-eared 9 to 10 recipes to make right out of the gate. This one is a simple cookbook, with tons of flair for true weeknight cooking – without sacrificing flavor. A must-have for anyone looking to hone in on Mediterranean flavors and recipes.
Also, is there anything more refreshing than cucumber and muddled mint in a cocktail? This drink offers the perfect opportunity to pair with any of these amazing Mediterranean recipes.
What you need for this refreshing cocktail recipe
The great thing about cocktails is when you really need one it takes very little effort to get you there. 4 ingredients and a little stir and you’ll be sitting, drink in hand.
- Cucumber - cut on a bias
- Fresh Mint - more for garnish
How to make a mint cucumber cocktail with gin
Muddle your cucumber slices with mint in a shaker with ice, lemonade and gin. Shake and pour into a tall 8-ounce glass. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint leaves for that finishing touch.
How To Muddle Drinks
You really need a muddling tool for this. You want to crush the leaves or fruit, without destroying it. If you don’t have a muddling tool, you can use the back of a large wooden spoon as well.
Place the herbs, and fruits in the glass and gently twist and push on them with your muddler. You only need to lightly bruise the mint to release the fragrant oils and flavors. Once they are crushed, finish your cocktail.
For harder foods like citrus fruits, you will want to muddle them separately since they require more pressure. Once they are crushed a bit, then you can combine them into the glass.
Can I make ahead and store my cocktail?
A cocktail is always made fresh but you can make it ahead if you need to. Keep a pitcher in the fridge, sans the ice and have free-flowing cocktails on hand!
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- 1 small cucumber, sliced on a bias
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1 oz gin
- Muddle 3 to 4 slices of cucumber with the mint in a shaker with ice, lemonade and gin.
- Shake well and pour into a tall 8-ounce glass.
- Garnish with extra cucumber slices and mint leaves.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.