Cucumber-Mint Gin and Tonic

Serves 1
Seasonal, fresh ingredients make summer the best time to enjoy this invigorating cocktail.


  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • 2 inch piece English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Tonic water
  • 1 thin wedge cucumber, for garnish


  1. Strip leaves from two sprigs of mint and place in the bottom of a highball glass along with cucumber.
  2. Muddle with a muddling stick or the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill a glass with ice.
  3. Pour gin over ice, top off glass with tonic, stirring once, and garnish with remaining mint sprig and thin cucumber wedge.
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