This nontraditional take on a mojito is a perfect springtime sipper, with the cursory lime and mint, plus the addition of cucumber and floral St. Germain liqueur. It would be delicious with this Thai Cucumber-Chicken Salad! Check out our recipe for a cucumber mojito below.
Makes 1 drink
4 to 6 fresh mint leaves
2 lime wedges
2 slices cucumber, halved
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup (recipe follows)
2 ounces gin
½ ounce St. Germain liqueur
Club soda, to taste
1 Combine lime wedges, cucumber, mint, and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker glass. Muddle until mint is bruised and limes and cucumbers have released juice.
2 Add gin, St. Germain and ice. Shake.
3 Pour into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Enjoy!
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Combine water and sugar in a small pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely before using.
This recipe originally appeared in a 2013 issue of Edible Orlando.