Daily Dose of Design: Cucumber & Gin Cooler Cocktail

Friday, May 11, 2018

Cucumber & Gin Cooler Cocktail


Looking for a delicious, simple to make summer cocktail that you can make time and time again? That everyone will love? This Cucumber Cooler will do JUST that! *insert alll the heart eyes here*
This drink is so refreshing and delicious, not to mention it's pretty too. ;) This is one of my favorite drinks for a hot day and my girlfriends always love it! Since the weather's heating up and the pools are opening, get a head start on a pool party this season and serve this - it'll be a huge hit!

Ingredients

Makes one drink

1 1/2 oz. gin (one shot/jigger)
1 lime wedge, plus extra for garnishing
3-4 cubes of ice
4 thin slices of cucumber
Club soda
1/2 oz. cucumber juice 1 mint leaf for garnishing

Get some cute glasses out and fill it with ice and the shot of gin. Then line the sides of the glass with the cucumber slices.


Squeeze the lime wedge into the glass (to taste - no wrong amount!) and fill the remainder of the glass with club soda and cucumber juice. For the cucumber juice, use an additional cucumber and muddle it. It'll give just the right amount of extra juice and gives the drink the perfect taste! This is optional to add but I like this drink a lot better with that extra juice flavor.


Add a mint leaf and slice of lime to garnish and enjoy!



This drink is so refreshing and delicious! Another addition to consider is Limoncello - add about 1/2 oz. when you add in the gin and mix it well. I know lemon isn't everyone's favorite, but Limoncello is probably the most refreshing liqueur out there, and that means it doesn't count right?! Hah!




With every great drink comes some pretty bar and serveware to entertain for the summer, so here's 10 fun outdoor entertaining pieces to serve with this cucumber cooler:


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Let me know if you make this drink - you're going to love it!
XOXO -A

25 comments:

  1. Oooh, yummy! Must try this soon and I love all of the bar essentials.

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  2. Once I am done breastfeeding I want to try this! It looks delicious!

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  3. This sounds so refreshing! I'm going to have to give this a try one day when I'm out by the pool. Those pineapple glasses are the cutest!

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  4. I can hardly wait to make this! It looks very refreshing.

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  5. This looks so refreshing! I can see myself enjoying this on the porch during the dog days of summer.

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  6. Oh, yes, please! Just looking at the cucumber slices makes me happy! I'm sure this is fabulous!

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  8. I love that outdoor entertaining set! Those trays are so cute! My husband and I just brought a house, so I can't wait to be able to entertain guests while we're there!

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  9. This sounds like the perfect refreshing summer drink

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  10. You are speaking my language! Nothing like a good gin and tonic!

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  11. This looks and sounds SO refreshing! Pinning for some sometime cocktail fun :)

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  12. Oh yum! this looks so refreshing and tasty! I will need to try it this summer.

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  13. This looks super refreshing and easy to make. I have to try this for my next party.

    xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  14. I'm not a big gin girl, but this still sounds amazing!

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  15. This looks so refreshing. I am going to try it out ASAP.

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  16. This sounds pretty dang good! I love all of the cute accessories too.

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  17. This actually looks good even though I'm not huge on gin on its own! I may have to try this out this summer.

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  18. I don't drink alcohol but I love cucumbers in my water during the summer! So refreshing!

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  19. Yum, this looks super tasty & refreshing!

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  20. Idk why I never thought to mix cucumber with gin?! This looks oh so good!

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

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  21. yum! That's exactly what I need on a hot day like today!

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  22. this sounds so refreshing. love the kitchen accessories!

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  23. This sounds so refreshing! I’ll have to try!

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  24. They look refreshing. Great photos!

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