Cucumber gin fizz

15 minutes is all you need to make this refreshing gin fizz.

6

10m

Note: + Cooling time

5m

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) gin
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, extra
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • 2 cups (500ml) chilled tonic water or soda water
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup mint sprigs

Method

STEP 1

Combine the sugar and 1/4 cup (60ml) water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, for a further 2 mins or until syrup thickens slightly. Set aside to cool.

STEP 2

Place the sugar syrup, cucumber and lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Discard solids. Add gin to the jug and stir to combine.

STEP 3

Use a vegetable peeler to slice 1 extra cucumber into thin ribbons. Thread cucumber ribbons onto 6 skewers. Slice remaining extra cucumber crossways and place around the side of each serving glass. Pour gin mixture evenly among glasses. Top with ice and tonic water or soda water. Top with cucumber skewers, lime wedges and mint.

Fizz for all: To make this without gin, increase the lime juice to 1/2 cup (125ml) and the tonic water or soda water to 3 cups (750ml).

Dietary information

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Lactose-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Wheat-free
Yeast-free

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