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Cucumber Pineapple Gin Refresher

Cucumber, pineapple, and mint are muddled together and added to homemade cucumber syrup, fresh lime juice, gin, ice, and topped with sparkling water. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Steeping time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 2 drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 lime
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces gin
  • sparkling water

Instructions

  • Cut cucumber in half. Grab one half of cucumber and cut into chunks. Add chunks to a medium sauce pan and add sugar and water. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. 
  • Add cucumber to blender and blend until pureed. Place in fridge to steep for 1 hour. 
  • When syrup is steeped, strain out cucumber pulp so that all that remains is the cucumber syrup. Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of syrup to a pint glass along with pineapple chunks, mint, and a couple slices of peeled cucumber. Muddle together until fruit is broken down. Add juice from 1/2 lime and gin and stir together. 
  • Fill two highball glasses with ice about 3/4 of the way. Split muddled fruit between the glasses. Fill with sparkling water and garnish with extra cucumber and/or pineapple.