Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

This Cucumber Infused Gin cocktail will soon be your go-to cocktail for the summer. It is something you can sip by the pool all summer long! 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

It is the time of year for summer cocktails. So if you are looking for a delicious, refreshing, and leaving you wanting more cocktails —you have come to the right place for the perfect recipe. This drink makes you feel like you’re on vacation without leaving your house. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Did you know that infusing Gin with cucumber makes the flavor a little more refreshing? It’s not just an elegant brunch cocktail; it’s a refreshing summer drink for the porch. I love topping it with fresh ingredients and a pretty highball glass. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Let’s get started with at-home Cucumber Infused Grapefruit Gin. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

First, you want to cut 1/3 of a cucumber, peel it, and remove the seeds. Next, you want to cut the cucumber into sticks. Place your cucumber sticks into a jar with 6oz of your favorite Gin. Now, this is where the infusing comes in. Seal the jar and leave it in a fantastic spot for 12 – 18 hours before using the Cucumber Infused Gin to make a cocktail. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

For this cocktail, I picked grapefruit to mix with my gin. It is a refreshing combination!! Let’s get to making it. 

You want to mix your grapefruit juice with honey for the Gin. Use fresh grapefruit juice if you can please. It is the best!

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Carefully peel a thin cucumber piece to make the twist around the inside of your glass. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Add your grapefruit juice and Gin to your drink. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Fill your glass with ice and top with club soda. I love garnishing with edible flowers, real flowers, fresh mint, and a piece of grapefruit. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

I would always suggest adding ice cubes to your cocktail. But go for a single large ice cube. They have special ice-cube trays, and they are well worth it. Because this is a fizzy cocktail, they work better. Smaller ice cubes melt fast, making the drink go flat. 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

Drink up and enjoy. It is just delicious, refreshing, and leaving you wanting more. 

If you love a refreshing cocktail you don’t even have to leave your house for and can make right in your own kitchen; you will want to check out Raspberry Rosewater CocktailBlackberry Lavender Cocktail, Blood Orange Cocktail with Mezcal, or Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail

As soon as you try your Cucumber Infused Gin, make sure you leave me a comment or snap a picture and share it on social media. Make sure to tag #aclassictwist. I can’t wait to see how you are enjoying your cocktail with friends, family, or just for brunch. 

Cheers to the best summer ahead! 

Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail
Yield: 1 drink

Cucumber Infused Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Gin
  • 3 oz of grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave syrup or honey
  • For garnish a thin slice of cucumber for the twist and some grapefruit triangles
  • Cucumber infused Gin: (Serves 3 drinks)
  • 6 oz of gin
  • ⅓ of a large cucumber cut into sticks (no seeds and peeled)

Instructions

Cucumber infused gin:

  1. Cut ⅓ of a cucumber, peel it, and remove the seeds. Cut the cucumber into sticks.
  2. Place into a jar with 6 oz of your favorite gin.
  3. Seal the jar and leave it in a cool spot for 12 -18 hours before using.

Gin:

  1. Mix grapefruit juice with the honey. Mix well until combined.
  2. Carefully peel a very thin cucumber piece to make the twist around the inside of your glass.
  3. Add your grapefruit juice and gin to your glass.
  4. Fill with ice and top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with edible flowers or a piece of grapefruit.

Notes

To make cucumber-infused gin for one drink it is a very small piece of cucumber and takes 12 - 18 hours to infuse, so I recommend at least preparing the 6 0z of gin. If you decide to make less, make it proportional to the amount suggested above.

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