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Cucumber Spritz

Cucumber Spritz, Explorer's Gin, Soda Water and Simple Sugar Syrup

The mighty cucumber is often associated with refreshing summer drinks or as a garnish to a cocktail or in a Pimm’s. It is also one of the core ingredients in Hendrick’s Gin.

This cocktail showcases its freshness and is very easy to make in a number of ways, depending on how strong you would like the cucumber flavour to be. It is great on a hot day or with friends at a BBQ.

Ease of Making: Easy

Glass Type: Tumbler

Taste: Crisp, clean, fresh

Recipe:

  • 50 ml Explorer’s Gin
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Sugar Syrup
  • 5cm of cucumber
  • Soda Water
  • Ice

Method:

  • Muddle cucumber in the cocktail shaker or blitz it in a blender then add to the shaker.
  • Add the gin, simple sugar syrup, lemon juice and ice to the shaker.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker until its starts beading sweat.
  • Strain into a tumbler which has ice in it.
  • Top up with soda water.
  • Garnish with either lemon peel, cucumber or mint.

Variations to Try:

  • Cucumber Gimlet: This uses lime instead of lemon, no soda water.
  • Cucumber Royale: Add Champagne instead of soda water.
  • Use a simple mint syrup add freshness and that menthol kick.
  • Use a coupe glass without the soda water to make it stronger.
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