This is not your grandfather’s gin and tonic. Because think about that, how long would that have been sitting out? The key is to let the gin and cucumber have plenty of time to get to know each other, like an hour or two. Trust us, we took it upon ourselves to try cucumber drinks that weren’t infused, and guess what: The cucumber flavor was nonexistent.
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 2 ounces gin steeped in cucumbers (8 ounces gin, 1/2 cup cucumber)
- soda water
Thinly slice half a cup of cucumber and place in a shallow bowl. Cover with eight ounces of gin. Let sit for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Fill a tall glass with ice and then pour two ounces of the gin mix and juice from half a lime into the glass. Fill with soda water and garnish with cucumbers. Resist the urge to eat those cucumbers, they’re really strong after a two-hour gin bath. We stayed away from them for a total of two minutes.