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Cucumber and mint gin

Serve this crisp, refreshing gin with ice and sparkling water – perfect for sipping in the sun

By , 29 July 2019

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Cucumber and mint gin
  • Prep: 15 Mins
    plus 1 week infusing

  • Serves: 20

Ingredients
  • For the gin
  • ½ Grower’s Selection Cucumber, washed and cut into ribbons with a veg peeler
  • 4 sprigs mint, washed
  • 500ml Asda London Dry Gin
  • To serve
  • Cucumber ribbons (cut as before)
  • 1L soda water
  • ½ lime, thinly sliced
  • Mint sprigs
Method
  • Put the cucumber and mint in a sterilised bottle or jar. Add the gin and shake for 1 min. Make sure the cucumber and mint are completely covered, adding an extra splash of gin if needed.

  • Keep in the fridge for 1 week to allow the flavours to infuse. Strain, discarding the cucumber and mint, then keep the gin chilled in the fridge until you want to serve it, for up to 1 month.

  • To serve, curl a freshly cut cucumber ribbon around the inside of a tall glass. Add ice and 25ml of the gin, top up with soda water and decorate with a lime slice, fresh mint sprig and 2 paper straws.