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3)  Cucumber Mint Gimlet (3 of 4)

  Cucumber Mint Gimlet

3)  Cucumber Mint Gimlet (3 of 4)

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Turns out, there are uses of cucumbers other than putting them on your eyes or in salads! Make this instant refresher of a drink for some healthy hydration.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 3-4 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 sprig Fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp Sugar or to taste
  • 1/3 cup Gin

Preparation

  1. Peel, seed and chop about 2/3 of the cucumber, puree finely, strain into a bowl and chill.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, mint sprig and sugar in a pitcher and crush with a spatula or a pestle.
  3. Stir in the gin and cucumber juice top and off with cucumber slices and a leaf or two of mint.

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