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Recipe: Cucumber Gin Gimblet

Hi, friends! 
If you are like me, my living room has been the new location for my at-home happy hours.  If I am going to be inside the house, then I must make sure that my cocktails are strong and light.  

Spring has made its official debut, so I’m trying to create cocktails that are perfect for the warmer weather. One of my latest cocktail obsessions is this recipe for a Cucumber Gin Gimblet.  If you are not a fan of gin, like myself, then you can substitute it with vodka.  If you are a fan of gin, then you’re going to love this cocktail.  

When I am entertaining, I make sure to use the vegetable peeler for the cucumber slices.  It adds a sort of wow-factor.  I like this cocktail because it is ideal for a dinner party, or after a long day working from home.  You’re going to thoroughly enjoy how refreshing and enjoyable this cocktail tastes. 

Recipe: Cucumber Gin Gimblet

Ingredients
2 ounces of gin.  (I used SipSmith) 
4 slices of cucumber, cut 1/4-inch thick
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary
1/2 lime juice only
1 ounce of simple syrup

Garnish
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1 strip of cucumber
1 slice of lime

Directions
Add cucumber slices, fresh rosemary, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.  Muddle well.  Add ice and gin.  Stir gently for 30 seconds.Use a vegetable peeler to make long strips of cucumber.  Next, wrap the strips on the inside of a tumbler.  Fill with ice.  Strain the ice cold gimblet into the tumbler.

Cheers! 

Erica Key

Erica Key is the editor-in-chief and founder of Eating with Erica. She founded Eating with Erica in 2013 due to her love for the Atlanta food scene. Erica is an award-winning Atlanta-based blogger with a passion for all things dining, entertaining, and food.

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