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
Combine sugar and water in a pot and bring mixture to a boil. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat.
Add ginger and let mixture sit for an hour.
Strain mixture, reserve one ounce, and refrigerate the remainder of the syrup (it will keep for one month).
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.
Strain into a highball glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with sliced cucumber.