Summer is here and it is time for cool highballs. This culinary cocktail is
one of our favorite summer refreshers. It takes cucumber and marries it to
gin in a most satisfying fashion. While any Gin will suffice, this drink is
brought to perfection by using Hendrick’s, whose botanicals are best suited
to the pairing.
Take a couple of ¼” thick slices of cucumber
(rind and all) & put them in a shaker glass.
To that add 2 ounces of good gin (preferably Hendrick’s*)
Muddle the two sufficiently then add:
The juice of ½ lemon and ¼ ounce of sugar syrup.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously
Pour the whole mess into a Highball glass
Top it with club soda to fill the glass
Garnish with a cucumber wheel, lemon wedge or both.