Let's get drunk on salad, shall we? This Cucumber Gin and Tonic whas pureed cucumber for a refreshing, fresh taste!
Cucumber Gin and Tonic
I was sent these snazzy jam jars and some gin, so we were ready to get our cocktail on! And voila: Cucumber Gin and Tonic was ready in minutes.
I wanted a fresh, sort of healthy-tasting cocktail.
So, I pulled out my trusty hand-held stick blender and whizzed up a few inches of cucumber (skin on!). I added the puree to a jug of ice, added the tonic and a few slices of lemon and cucumber and voila - an impressive cocktail in minutes.
My sister has been visiting from Canada, so we've been eating epic feasts of vegetable goodness, hiking in the woods with the kids, sightseeing and enjoying time together.
We've been balancing the sinful (her birthday Kale and Apple Cake) with the virtuous (long walks and lots of vegetables).
But what if we could make our cocktails a little healthier? Let's put a few extra nutrients into them. Let's fill them with fresh veggies!
We spent a lovely afternoon in the garden supping on Cucumber Gin and Tonics - your standard G&T with added cucumber puree. Delicious. And almost virtuous. Almost.
We have Pimm's rather often in the summer, but I can be quite lazy about sticking to wine, prosecco or cider; cocktails often seem like a bit of a palaver.
But they aren't really.
This was so fast to make and everyone was thrilled with them.
Gordon's gin has lovely notes of juniper berries that goes so well with the fresh cucumber.
It was so good and refreshing that when more people came over that evening we made another batch. In no time at all we were back out in the garden enjoying the summer sunshine with jars of fresh cucumber G&T.
You'll also love my Carrot Moscow Mule cocktail recipe.
1 No sugar syrup? Replace with 2 teaspoons of sugar or a squeeze of honey
2 Add your favourite fruit to personalise your cocktail
3 With a Mojito you can switch the soda water with ginger ale for extra zing
4 Chill your glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before making your cocktail
Cucumber Gin and Tonic
- 2 inches cucumber skin on
- 10 oz (250ml) gin
- 2 cups (500ml) tonic water
- Lemon and cucumber slices for garnish
- Puree the cucumber.
- Fill a large jug with ice, add the cucumber puree, gin and tonic. Stir to mix and add garnish to jug or glasses.
- Serve immediately and stir if the cucumber puree settles.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Oh I do love a good cocktail, i always have batch of sugar syrup in the fridge ready for cocktail making as it lasts forever! This was deliciously refreshing.
I have only recently started drinking gin. I must give this a try
Never thought about a cucumber and gin tonic but I can definitely say I'll give this a go at the weekend! Sun, cocktails, what more can you ask for!
I have 6 friends over today and quite fancy making this cocktail as I do have a lonesome cucumber in the fridge.
Love making homemade cocktails - especially in summer!
Lovely, lovely, lovely post and recipe. Cucumber gin and tonic. YES PLEASE
First of all - what clever use of graphics on your already fabulous images! Just wow! So eye catching. 🙂 Gin and tonic is my favourite tipple, besides Champagne. And cucumber (and in summer, borage flowers) is my favourite flavour add-in. I want a jug of this. To share 😉
Laura @ KneadWhine
I love the presentation! I can't make my mind up about cucumber in drinks - although I've seen it a lot recently.
Foodie Quine (@foodiequine)
This recipe couldn't be more up my street! I love Gin and often serve it with a slice of cucumber but will be blitzing it from now on. #Slainte
I would never think of adding cucumber to a drink, but this sounds lovely and summery! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
This definitely sounds like my kind of drink. I only tried gin for the first time about 2 months ago and I am certainly making up for it now haha
Beautiful! I love the idea of serving them in mason jars!