A perfect summery sip, the Cucumber Gin Cocktail demands a toast! Eastern Shore Honey concocts an elegant rosemary-infused syrup to sweeten cucumbers and lemons: light yet refreshing. Serve it on your patio as you watch the sun slowly set or by a dock overlooking gentle waves — blissful enjoyment awaits.
My husband is one of the original Hendricks Gin drinkers, and while he prefers it stirred and up, he enjoys this cocktail. Hendricks already includes a cucumber essence. Herbal cocktails have a special place at the table. They aren't too sweet or bitter; they're earthy and refreshing.
Rosemary works well with cocktails, as it has a strong flavor that lends itself well to syrup bases and an aroma that is just magical.
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How to Make Cucumber Gin Cocktail
A great cocktail isn't perfect until you add your special touch. Get creative and embrace the inner mixologist! Why not try something a bit out of the ordinary? Let's explore some ideas - like garnishing with a lime wheel, adding sparkling water for extra fizz, or even throwing in herbs to give it more flavor. With these tips, no drink is off-limits when creating unique concoctions tailor-made just for you!
- Garnish with cucumber or lime slices instead of lemon
- Use lime instead of lemon
- Not a fan of rosemary? Try basil, lavender, or another fresh herb you love, like mint!
- Add juniper greens in place of the rosemary if it's holiday-time
- Try adding a splash of cranberry juice for a little more sweetness