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Blueberry-Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail

This quick and delicious cocktail pairs the best of summer produce with other fresh ingredients. Try this easy drink recipe for a boozy brunch, happy hour, or your next cookout.

Serves 2
Ready in 8 mins
Prep time 8 mins
296 calories per serving


> 2 mini cucumbers, peeled
> 1 cup blueberries
> 2 sprigs mint, plus more to garnish
> 4 tbsp fresh lime juice, divided
> 4 tbsp simple syrup, divided
> 1/2 cup dry gin, divided


Chop the cucumbers into small pieces. To a large glass or small bowl, add the blueberries and chopped cucumbers. With a muddler, crush until combined. Add 3–4 mint leaves and gently press down with muddler.
Scoop half of blueberry-cucumber mixture into bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp simple syrup, and ¼ cup gin. Fill shaker with ice and shake 30 sec. Double strain into a chilled martini glass or cocktail coupe. Garnish with mint leaves. Repeat process with remaining ingredients for second serving.


Must be 21 years or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.


To make a simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Let cool. Transfer to a glass jar or container and seal tightly. Simple syrup will keep for up to 1 month.

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