Spice up your Gin & Tonics with a few slices of cucumbers and a dash of pepper!

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I originally posted this recipe here on another blog after drinking one of these at a girls’ night event. It’s a spiced-up version of the American classic G&T.

I love this on a hot summer day! (the orange cubes in the photo are reuseable ice cubes)

 

 

Cucumber-Pepper Gin & Tonic

  • 1oz gin of choice (I’m a Bombay Sapphire girl!)
  • 3oz tonic water
  • 2-3 slices of cucumber
  • 5 white peppercorns (or a dash of ground pepper)
  • twist of lime
  • ice

In a whiskey glass, pour the tonic water over cucumber slices and pepper.  Add gin, lime juice, and ice then stir gently.  Top with a slice of lime to serve.

Note: The bartender who served us these drinks originally told us he salted the cucumbers first to dehydrate them.  He lets them sit for a few hours. Then rinses off the salt. This allows the cucumbers to absorb more of the flavors in the drink. He also cracks the peppercorns before putting them in the shaker. That’s a lot of work for a sanity saver so I just add fresh cucumber slices and ground pepper.

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