gin cocktail with cucumber
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Cucumber Gin – A refreshing cocktail!

Gin cocktail with cucumber – Gin, cucumber slices, lime juice, sparkling water.

Perhaps the most refreshing cocktail ever.

In my distant memories, I have a warm Sunday afternoon in Barcelona with friends where gin & tonics and red vermouth with sparkling water follow one another. It is in this memory that the following recipe is found.

In Spain, gin & tonics are super popular. And they are served in huge glasses called goblets!

But… surprise! I prefer vodka to gin.

And tonic, alone, is too sweet. I prefer to add a little sparkling water.

So here is my version of a gin cocktail with cucumber.

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gin cocktail with cucumber

Cucumber Gin – A refreshing cocktail!

Continents & Condiments
Cucumber gin: try it and leave your comments!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mixology
Servings 1
Calories 242 kcal


  • muddler or pestle
  • shaker
  • Fine strainer (optional)
  • gin&tonic goblet or any other large glass, like a pint glass


  • 5 cm cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • 200 ml Tonic
  • 200 ml Soda water
  • 60 ml gin (or try with vodka!)


Mise en place

  • Place all ingredients and equipment on your work surface.
  • Fill the glass – a huge goblet like in Spain or any other glass with a capacity of 500 ml – with ice and water
  • Wash the cucumber skin with a brush and soap
  • Cut the cucumber into 1 cm cubes
  • Wash the skin of the lime with a brush and soap
  • Cut the lime into 8 pieces


  • Put the limes and cucumber in the shaker.
  • Crush them with a pestle.
  • Add gin (or vodka).
  • Fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake for about 10 seconds.
  • Empty the glass of its water and ice cubes.
  • Pour from the shaker, through the fine strainer, into the glass.
  • Fill the glass with half tonic water and half sparkling water.


  • Garnish rim of glass with a slice of lime.


If you can’t find tonic water, but like bitter flavours, try it with 100% sparkling water!
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