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Cucumber Mint Gimlet

Take a Sip of This Refreshing Cocktail

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Are you looking for a refreshing cocktail. Look no farther, this gimlet is sure to satisfy.


  • 4½ cups Cucumber Gin*
  • 2¼ cups lime juice
  • 1 cup plus 3 tbs Mint Simple Syrup*
  • Cucumbers, peeled and seeded for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs, rinsed and patted dry for garnish
  • *Cucumber Gin: Steep 2 ½ cups peeled and diced cucumber in 4½ cups gin, covered and chilled overnight. Strain and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • *Homemade Mint Simple Syrup: In a saucepan over medium high heat, dissolve 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat and add 1 cup of fresh mint leaves,. Cover and steep for 30 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks.
  • Cooking Directions

    In a 2-quart pitcher, stir gin, lime juice, and syrup. Refrigerate. To serve, pour into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and divide among ice-filled 10-ounce glasses. (For a single drink, mix in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake.) Garnish each with cucumber peel and mint.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: mindy korbin, gimlet, gin, cucumber, mint, simple syup, lime juice

    Course: Drinks

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