Learn how your comment data is processed. This looks and sounds so good, just my kind of drink. I was first introduced to gimlets through Julie and Julia. We have a few non alcoholic beverages coming your way soon. I know it's a bit of work but you can use this syrup in all sorts of things: hot tea, lemonade or mojitos.Cucumber and Mint Gimlets, makes two servings. Perfect for a long hot day. Have it with some cucumber, ice, lots of mint leaves, lemonade and lots of strawberries! Strain; store indefinitely in the refrigerator. this sounds amazing! Mint Simple Syrup : Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium-high heat, stirring until dissolved. When I first read this recipe and saw ‘half a cup of gin’ I was like, “THATS OVER TWO SHOTS, I AM GOING TO GET SO DRUNK.” Then I realized this was for two drinks. Just a few weeks ago I discovered this combination…even with Hendricks Gin. Or if you don't have/don't like gin you can substitute vodka for a vodka gimlet. Cheers! I think that sounds like a great mocktail option. I am loving the mint in all of the beverages this year. Love everything citrus . To do this simply boil equal parts water and sugar and add 3-4 sprigs of mint (stems and all is fine). It really adds an edge to a sweet drink that is unexpected. *To make cucumber water simply fill a small pitcher with water and add 1-2 large sliced cucumbers. Garnish with sliced cucumber and a lime wedge. I just started reading Julia Child’s My Life in France! My new husband was forced to watch as well! can’t wait to try this!! It started with a road trip to Chicago. Muddle the mint. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. i want to like gimlets, but i am just not a gin person at all. Log in, I'M BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER Y'ALL (jk i am back, HELLO AGAIN! Allow this to soak for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Julie and Julia is such a good movie! 2.6 g I love vodka gimlets when I am out, but a good old fashioned one with mint and cucumbers? I have been making a lot of mint syrup this summer – mostly for the best Mint Juleps in the world! Stir constantly to dissolve the sugar and allow it to boil for 4-5 minutes so it reduces a little. Muddle until the cucumber is softened. . Hello hello! those are gorgeous! Dumb question, if I only have dried mint, would I use more or less in the syrup? This variation from Garnish with Lemon is no different, thanks to its use of fresh ingredients like cucumber… Simple syrup 4 to 5 Slices of cucumber Preparation: 1) Fill glass with ice 2) Add cucumber, fresh lime and simple syrup to a mixing tin 3) Muddle with three ice cubes until the cucumber is dissolved In a shaker or a mason jar, combine the gin, cucumber water, juice from 1 lime, and syrup and shake well. Last week I tried to talk you all into white wine spritzers and today I'm all about cucumber and mint and gin! Strain out the mint and store your syrup in a jar in the refrigerator. Cucumber Simple Syrup: Use your SpiraLife to spiral a 2-inch piece of cucumber. It’s the cocktail you will want to sip all summer long. XOXO I've been reading. oooo i’m making this to get me through the last few weeks of warm weather! I like the look of this, may have to try! This weekend my boyfriend made shots with Earl Grey-infused gin, lemon and simple syrup…they were really more like miniature cocktails and sooo good. – thanks for the idea. I would substitute the gin for green tea, though, (as I don’t drink), for a nice non-alcoholic alternative that’s still delicious and refreshing. I used to make a similar gimlet but instead of just cucumber water i would use Cucumber orange water.. Slice up an orange and add it to the water. Great! So in case you missed it, I mostly li. I’m a big fan of gin even if it does taste like drinking a christmas tree, or so I’ve been told. Wishing I could go on a dreamy tropical vacation, Ya know when you open up a can of tomato paste jus, Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, these adora. Haha. Also, if you haven’t you should read My Life in France – about how Julia Child started cooking. Add 1 cup mint leaves; remove from heat. Apparently I have been in the mood for refreshing cocktails lately. Oh and Gin. See it here: I love the idea of serving drinks in mason jars! *To make cucumber water simply fill a small pitcher with water and add 1-2 large sliced cucumbers. Easily multiplied.. Mint Simple Syrup : Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium-high heat, stirring until dissolved.


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