For years, we maintained a Tasty Tuesday around here. Do you guys miss it?? I definitely still love to eat and drink so I’m always down to bring you more delicious ideas. This cocktail recipe is still one of my favorites – and perfect for these last few weeks of summer.
For today’s Tasty Tuesday we are continuing our thirst quenching cocktail series and it just so happens that today I’m featuring my current favorite drink! I first had something like this lovely, refreshing recipe at a good friend’s house a few months back and ever since then I’ve been hooked on the flavor pairing.
This drink is perfect for one of those days that you’re exhausted and need a pick-me-up, fast. The cucumber refreshes and the ginger enlivens your senses. It even feels like you’re hydrating, ha! It’s the ideal before dinner aperativo or would make a killer signature cocktail for your end-of-summer parties.
The fresh cucumber juice has a delicious bright quality and the ginger provides just a bit of kick at the back of the mouth. It’s like a cocktail that’s good for you and I’m obsessed. Plus, I get to use my brand new juicer when making it which is awesome- the best purchase I’ve made all year.
RECIPE: CUCUMBER GIN FIZZ
1 oz. fresh cucumber juice
1 oz. gin
1 oz. ginger simple syrup*
1 oz. fresh lime juice
You can either juice about two inches of a cucumber or muddle and strain pieces of fresh cucumber to obtain 1 oz. of juice. Mix juices, syrup and gin in shaker with ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Top off with club soda and serve in an old fashion glass with a cucumber slice and ice ball!
RECIPE: Pour Me Ginger Simple Syrup*
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 oz. ginger, peeled and chopped
Add sugar and water to pot and bring to boil. Once sugar is incorporated, take off heat. Add ginger to mixture and let seep for 2 hours. Strain mixture through fine strainer and refrigerate remaining syrup. Lasts up to one month in fridge.
If you try it, we would love to hear what you think!!
For more of our favorite summer cocktail recipes, CLICK HERE.
original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick