If the critics approve, so will you! Mix up this creative cucumber cocktail for your awards show viewing party.



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Club soda


  • 1

    Combine sugar and water in a pot and bring mixture to a boil. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat.

  • 2

    Add ginger and let mixture sit for an hour.

  • 3

    Strain mixture, reserve one ounce, and refrigerate the remainder of the syrup (it will keep for one month).

  • 4

    Muddle a 1-inch slice of cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Pour in one ounce of reserved syrup, gin, and lime juice with ice and shake.

  • 5

    Strain into a highball glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with sliced cucumber.