Now that the weather has started to warm up slightly, it’s time to switch back to cool, refreshing drinks for the warm months ahead.
Enter this twist on the classic Gin and Tonic. The cucumber is cool and refreshing, while the rosemary adds a pleasant herbal aroma.
Here’s how to make one:
Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lime
- 3 sprigs rosemary
- 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
- 4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)
Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.
Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.
It’s the perfect twist on a classic drink to get you excited about the warm weather to come!