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Minty Cucumber Juicetail

Minty Cucumber Juicetail

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It’s time to break out the juicer for some refreshing quenchers. While many drink juice to start the day, end your day with a juice cocktail. With your favorite spirit gin, shook up with some fresh cucumber juice, lime and Kara’s Minty Simple Syrup you’ll be cool, crisp and zingy.

IMG_4303It’s time to break out the juicer for some super refreshing quenchers. While many drink juice to start the day, I enjoy a nice juicetail to end my day. With my favorite spirit gin, I shook up some fresh cucumber juice, lime and Kara’s Minty Simple Syrup. Cool, crisp and zingy.

Kara & Marni Powers
Course Cocktail
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Mint Simple Syrup
  • ½ English Cucumber plus 2 paper-thin slices for garnish
  • 3 oz gin Hendrick’s
  • 2 oz lime juice

Mint Simple Syrup

  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • ? c water
  • 1 c chopped fresh mint leaves plus extra whole leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

Minty Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, heat ? cup of water with the ¼ cup of granulated sugar over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the fresh mint leaves. Let steep for 1 hour.

Cocktail

  • Cut the English Cucumber into large chunks and throw it through a juicer. If you do not have a juicer, you can puree the cucumber in a blender or food processor, then push the pulp through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the cucumber juice, gin, lime juice and Minty Simple Syrup. Shake vigorously and pour over ice with a cucumber round float.

 

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