Eat your greens…

This is not a mojito

And drink them too….

Cucumber Tonic

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces cucumber liqueur
  • soda water
  • squeeze lime juice

Muddle mint with gin in a Collins glass. Throw in five ice cubes. (Four or six would also work, but not seven.) Pour in liqueur, top with soda water and a squeeze of lime.

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33 Responses to Eat your greens…

  1. I adore cucumbers or the essence in drinks. Even water at a spa that’s been infused with cucumber is alright by me.

  2. theslowroasteditalian says:

    This drink sounds so refreshing. Perfect summer time drink for sure. It made me think though… I wonder what we can do with all those cucumbers growing in the garden. How is your growing?

  3. Alicia says:

    YUM! I love cucumber cocktails. I have never tried Thatcher’s. Their website is cool, and looks like they have a lot of tasty choices – sadly, they don’t sell in my state. Bummer.

  4. This sounds lovely. I love cucumber!

  5. That’s my kind of greens!

  6. Tandy says:

    That is a first for me! Who would have thought about creating cucumber liqueur 🙂

  7. peasepudding says:

    Perfect way to have your greens!

  8. How refreshing… Maybe a couple of cucumbers for eyes as well for the complete after work spa experience.

  9. A new one for me too – bet it tastes amazing!

  10. Charles says:

    Cucumber….. liqueuer? Gosh, well know I’ve seen everything, to be sure! I can’t imagine what it’s like… is it a very strong cucumber flavour? Sounds like a delightfully light and refreshing drink for a hot summer’s day!

  11. I’ve never heard of cucumber liqueur, but the name Thatcher on the bottle, the same name as the dreaded Iron Lady of English politics, might stop me testing this one:)

  12. Cucumber liqueur – sounds scrumptious. Lovely drink.
    🙂 Mandy

  13. rutheh says:

    Looks like great summer refreshment or a replacement for a julep. Cheers!

  14. SimpleP says:

    Super easy, light, refreshing, and just in time for summer. Thanks!

  15. Oh, okay then! Only if you say so!

  16. egg me on says:

    I love love (love) gin & tonics, and I love the freshness that cucumbers can give the drink, so I’m totally interested in cucumber liqueur. Notice you’re using club soda and not tonic water … is that your personal preference? I’ve always been a big fan of the “bite” of tonic water. Man, I wish it was a hot summer day so I could sit on my non-existent porch and sip this drink!

  17. zestybeandog says:

    I love cucumber in drinks even water! This looks like it’s on the list for this weekend!

  18. Mad Dog says:

    Very interesting!

  19. billpeeler says:

    Gin is my all time favorite go-to liquor. Cucumbers seem a natural fit here – and looks so refreshing!

  20. ceciliag says:

    OH NO! I forgot to sow the cuc’s! (sound effects of running feet and slamming door) c

  21. Courtney says:

    We *almost* got some cucumber flavored liquor last week – now you’re making me wish we had!

  22. Anna says:

    YUM! Where do I find this liqueur!

  23. rsmacaalay says:

    Did you say eat your green, Yes I will as long as its that liquor

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