These cocktails are quite easy and quick. You whiz some peeled cucumber with lime juice, strain it, add gin and simple syrup (and, in my case, a bit of mint) and pour it over ice. I wanted my drink loosened up just a bit so I shook it and also added a splash of soda at the end.
The result? Cool, summery, delicious. You can hardly taste the alcohol; these go down way too easy! If you want something cool and refreshing, try one of these.
• Get the recipe: Cucumber Gimlet at Crumpets and Cakes
Related: All About Gimlets
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