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Last week I talked about how it’s been really summery in this post. Even though the weather has started cooling down, I’m still clutching to the idea of summer in January. So when I stumbled upon cucumber and mint while perusing the farmer’s market I decided I’d experiment a little with a summer inspired gin-based cocktail.

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Ingredients used:

Cucumber (diced)

Ginger Root (diced)

Cane Sugar (1 tsp optional)

Lime (1 tsp lime juice Excuse the squeeze bottle!)

Gin (1 shot)

Soda

Sprig of mint for garnish

Ice

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This is super simple to make with basic beginner bar tools.
First combine a small amount of ginger (approx 3 diced pieces), cucumber (approx 5 diced pieces), 1 tsp of lime juice, and 1 tsp of sugar (optional). Muddle these ingredients in a tall glass/shaker. Add 1 shot of gin and ice, then shake. In a separate glass, add ice before straining your mixture. Top off with soda and a sprig of mint to garnish. Then voila! Go ahead and call yourself fancy because you just made a super easy, refreshing cocktail!

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