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Cucumber Gin Gimlet

Cool cukes add subtle flavor to this classy gin cocktail

Cool as a cucumber is a saying for a reason. And our cucumber gimlet is the physical embodiment of the idiom (see the recipe).

A gin gimlet is already a refreshing cocktail: The gin is herbal and crisp, the lime juice bright, and simple syrup softens the edges with a splash of sweetness. And although it's not usually necessary to mess with a good thing, bringing muddled cucumber into the mix adds a fresh and cool layer of flavor.

Get more gimlet twist recipes:
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• Make Things Interesting with a Jalapeño-Tequila Gimlet