Cucumber Collins -- 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 | wearenotmartha.com
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Cucumber Collins

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
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, Tom Collins
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 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

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • 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.

Simple Syrup

  • 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. 

Notes

  • 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.