Cucumber Cooler

Although the days are getting shorter (I’m sure we don’t need to remind you), summer cocktails aren’t going away just yet! Sure, rose slushies are a thing, but somehow I keep coming back to gin. It could be because I’m pumped to use Wolffer Estate’s new pink gin, or it could be because it’s just so good and versatile. There are countless ways to make a lemon, cucumber, something or other cocktail. And here’s one of those delicious variations. Let’s get one more cocktail in before the end of summer, shall we?

*Makes 1 drink.

  • 2 oz  gin
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup (quick recipe for this below)
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • Seltzer water to top it off

In a cocktail glass, muddle together the lime juice, simple syrup*, mint leaves, and cucumber. Top with ice, gin, St. Germain, and seltzer water. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

*If you don’t have simple syrup here is a simple easy recipe. In a small sauce pan over medium high heat, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup water. Bring it to a simmer. Watch it closely for roughly 5 minutes until it has a syrupy consistency.

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Happy Drinking, XO.

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St. Patty’s Day Gin (& Juice) Cocktail

And we’re back! After taking a couple of weeks off to get our lives together, we’re coming back in a strong way – with a strong cocktail. (We know you missed our corny jokes…). I went in to HomeGoods the other day just to browse…as if anyone actually makes it out alive without buying anything…and came out with these awesome, old school cocktail glasses. I had to use them that night. Obviously.

Although it’s earlier than last year, I’m getting back into my “gin” kick. (Remember our fizzy gin concoction last year?) I also just recently came back from a trip to London, so I’m on a Beefeater streak. Obviously. So with some of the simple ingredients I had laying around, I threw this bad boy together. Oh, and did I mention it color coordinates perfectly with St. Patrick’s Day? 🙂

  • 1/4 cup Beefeater Gin
  • 1 cup cucumber juice
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Splash of St. Germain
  • 1 slice of cucumber

I used my juicer for the cucumber juice, but you can also muddle it (get in a workout while you’re at it), or a blender. Place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and garnish with a cucumber slice.

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Happy Drinking, XO.

Rach’s Gin Rosè

I think for the first time ever, I’ve become obsessed with gin drinks. You know we’re usually wine girls, but there’s something refreshing about a fizzy gin drink on a warm summer night. I’ve been seeing a ton of recipes and can’t help but wonder if I’ve been subconsciously influenced…

My cousins were in town a couple of weekends ago and Rach came up with this deliciously refreshing concoction. Cheers to girls weekend!

*Makes 1 drink

  • 6 raspberries
  • 4 slices of fresh cucumber (1 for garnishing)
  • 1 tbsp of simple syrup (if you don’t have simple syrup, we give you DIY instructions below)
  • 1 shot of gin
  • 2 cups of rosè wine
  • 1 cup of seltzer

Muddle the raspberries, cucumber, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add the gin and rosè and shake lightly. Pour over ice and top with the seltzer. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Rach's Fizzy Gin

Happy Eating, XO.