Friday, July 20, 2012

Cucumber Gin and Tonics Recipe

Welcome to our Happy Friday Night!  

I try to make a special cocktail and appetizer for my husband and me on Friday nights. It's our little "date night in".  I tried something a little different last week and made cucumber gin and tonics. Our appetizer was a basic chips and salsa.

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When we ate dinner at a local restaurant a few weeks ago, the chef offered up a few summer cocktail recipes they were serving.  One of them was a cucumber gin and tonic.  It sounded refreshing, but I opted for a blueberry mojito instead, but knew I wanted to try this at home.

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You basically make a regular gin and tonic with a couple of twists.       

Recipe (makes 2 drinks)
Hendrick's Gin (This gin has a cucumber infusion, but I'll warn you that it is a little pricey)
Tonic Water
Cucumber Peeled
Fresh Lime

Fill two highball glasses with ice.  Muddle half a peeled cucumber in a shaker with 2 shots of Hendrick's gin and the juice of 2 lime wedges.  Strain into the highball glasses and top with tonic water.  Garnish with additional cucumber and lime slices.  It's a refreshing and tasty drink for a sultry summer night!

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Lorie K said...

Oh my. I'm not a gin fan but you may have just changed my mind. Those look so good!

Plum said...

Oh I am a huge Gin fan and can't wait to try this!!

Jenny Edwards said...

I love the way you layout your photos! What photo program do you use?

Little Wonders' Days said...

Hi Jenny,

Thanks! After Picnik closed I found picmonkey. It's very similar to picnik and pretty easy to use.


Leslie said...

They sound pretty good!!! I hope that you had a great date night!!