Cucumber Gin Cocktail
Yield: Servings: Makes 2
This herb-infused rocks drink is fresh, cooling, and thirst-quenching, perfect for day drinking.
1 English hothouse cucumber
5 kaffir lime leaves or four 2-inch strips lime zest
2 teaspoons raw sugar
4 lemon wheels, divided
4 ounces gin
1 ounces fresh lime juice
Club soda (for serving)
Using a vegetable peeler, shave 4 long, thin ribbons from cucumber; set aside. Cut a 4″ piece from remaining cucumber and coarsely chop. Muddle with kaffir lime leaves, sugar, and 2 lemon slices in a cocktail shaker. Add gin and lime juice and fill shaker with ice. Cover and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds.
Strain into 2 ice-filled Collins glasses. Top off each with club soda. Gently stir to combine; garnish each with 2 reserved cucumber ribbons and remaining lemon slices.
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