This Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz is the perfect healthy-ish cocktail. With a full blended cucumber and some spicy ginger, it’s like having your green juice and cocktail too!
So apparently today is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year, so I say you should definitely do something extra fun today to combat those winter blues. I would highly recommend making up a batch of cocktails and watching an old classic on Netflix.
The best thing about this drink is that since your using a full cucumber, so if eating healthy was one of your New Years resolutions this drink is the perfect option. By blending the cucumber you get a bit of foam on the top which I personally love, but that’s not your thing you could certainly strain your drink and it is still just as awesome.
This also makes a really great mocktail, so if you are in the middle of a dry January no fear, this is almost as good without the gin.
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
total time 15minutes
1 long english cucumber
1 inch piece of ginger peeled
4 oz gin
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water
To make your simple syrup combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Stir constantly until sugar is fully dissolved - allow to cool.
In a food processor place your cucumber that has been cut into 1-inch slices and your peeled ginger. Blend until cucumber is fully pureed and no chunks are remaining.
Pour your cucumber ginger mixture into a cocktail shaker along with the juice of 2 lemons, 4 oz of gin and 4 oz of simple syrup. Top with ice and shake until well combined. Divide between 4 glasses and top with soda water.
*If you don’t use all of your cucumber ginger puree store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.