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Blueberry-Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail
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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
149 calories per serving

Ingredients

> 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

Steps

1
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.
2
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.

Tips

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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