Cucumber Mint Gimlet


  • 2-inch slice of peeled cucumber, halved then quartered
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Hendrick's

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, mint, and agave nectar until the cucumber offers no more resistance.

Step 2: Fill the shaker with ice, then pour in the lime juice and gin.  Put the lid on the shaker and shake until the cocktail is thoroughly chilled, about 20 seconds.

Step 3: Strain the mixture into a martini glass.  Garnish with a tiny sprig of mint, if desired, and serve.

Enjoy this refreshing cocktail from Cookie + Kate!