I am always tempted by cocktails with cucumber in them but often disappointed. Aside from the classically refreshing Pimm's Cup, the cucumber-based recipes I've tried have either been too sweet, not sweet enough, or way too much trouble.
The Gordon's Cup, however, made me giddy, and it wasn't just the 1/4 cup of gin. This cooling Summer cocktail is easy to make: simply muddle lime and cucumber in a shaker, toss the other goods on top, give it a few shimmies, and dump everything out in your cup — no straining required. Shake up your Summer and get the recipe. From Comme Ça Ingredients 1/2 of 1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges Directions Makes 1 cocktail.
2 1/2-inch-thick rounds peeled cucumber
1/4 cup gin
1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup (see below)
1 cup cracked ice
1 pinch sea salt
From Comme Ça
1/2 of 1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges
Makes 1 cocktail.