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Cucumber Gin Spritz

A little sparkly and a whole lot of refreshing makes this a gin lover's dream drink.  I love a gin and tonic (it's totally my go to drink when the warm weather arrives), and this is along the same lines.  A splash of Prosecco adds fizz and an extra special festive touch.

Cucumber Gin Spritz

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 English hothouse cucumber
  • 4 ounces small batch gin (I love using a cucumber forward gin, like Oola, Hendrick's or Nolet's)
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 16 ounces dry Prosecco
  • Club soda
  • SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

1

Using a vegetable peeler, shave 12 long, thin ribbons from cucumber; set aside.

2

Cut a 6" piece from remaining cucumber and cut into small pieces.

3

Muddle in a cocktail shaker, then add gin and cooled simple syrup (be sure it's not hot!) and fill shaker with ice.

4

Cover and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.

5

Strain mixture into 4 ice-filled rocks glasses or large wine glasses. T

6

Top each with 4 oz. Prosecco and a splash of club soda.

7

Gently stir together; garnish each with 3 cucumber ribbons.

8

TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:

9

In a glass measuring cup, add the water.

10

Place in a microwave and heat until the water starts to boil. You can also use a tea kettle on the stove.

11

Carefully remove measuring glass, and add the sugar.

12

Whisk the sugar into the water until it completely dissolves.

13

Set aside to cool.

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