June 24, 2010
Fresh and Clean Cucumber Gin Fizz
Already herbal in flavor gin pairs well with most savory herbs. This clean cocktail is perfect for the end of a scorcher (like today!).
Cucumber Gin Fizz
makes 2 cooling cocktails
2 Inch piece of cucumber diced plus some for garnish
4 Sprigs dill finely chopped plus 2 for garnish
2 Wedges lime plus more to garnish
4 oz (4 shots) Gin Tanqueray No. 10
In a cocktail shaker muddle cucumber, dill and lime
Add gin & ice
Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Top off with tonic and give a quick stir
Spritz with lime and top with a sprig of dill & or a slice of cucumber
For different drinks I like different types of gin. Tanqueray has a complimentary to use in this cocktail since it's not too herbal yet still has a nice clean flavor.
Garnishes are an important clue as to the flavor in a drink especially if serving at a party and the flavor is a bit unusual.