BLACKBERRY, MINT, & CUCUMBER GIN SPRITZER



What’s great about this drink is that it tastes just as good without the liquor, but you know you want that gin in there.
Remember this is the time to enjoy that sun and #drinkthesummer!

CUCUMBER & MINT SIMPLE SYRUP

  • Yields about 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 Cup Evaporated Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 6 Cucumber slices, 1/2 inch thick with skin removed
  • 2 Large mint sprigs, about 15 leaves
  • Equipment: Saucepan, fine mesh sieve, jar or other sealed container

METHOD

  1. Place sugar and water in sauce pan and set to medium hight heat. Remove from heat once mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumber and mint and let steep for about 30 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve and into a sealable container.
  2. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

BLACKBERRY, CUCUMBER & MINT GIN COOLER

  • Makes 1 drink
  • 1/4 Cup Blackberries, about 6
  • 5-6 Teaspoons Cucumber Mint Simply Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Soda Water
  • Equipment: Muddler, 1, 8 oz glass

METHOD
Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a cup and muddle until berries are broken down. Mix in about 5 teaspoon of the simple syrup into the mashed berries. If your prefer a sweeter drink add an additional 1-2 teaspoons of syrup to your drink.

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