A twist on the classic tom collins cocktail adds one simple ingredient: cucumber! This refreshing Cucumber Collins will quickly become your go-to summer cocktail.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 cocktail
- 4 slices cucumber (plus extra for garnish)
- 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup (recipe below)
- 2 oz. gin
- Club soda, to top off
- Mint, to garnish
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
In the bottom of a glass, muddle cucumber slices, lemon juice, and simple syrup. If you don't have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon will work just fine. Muddle until the cucumbers are a bit crushed and the juices have released.
Add gin and fill the glass with ice. Top cocktail off with club soda.
Garnish with additional cucumber slice and mint.
Put sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once mixture is boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, until sugar has dissolved and mixture thickens.
Pour syrup into a heat-proof bowl or mason jar and place in fridge to let cool completely.
- If you prefer to leave the muddled cucumber out of your drink, you can prepare the cocktail in a shaker, add gin and strain the drink into an ice filled glass.