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Cucumber Gin & Tonic

Fresh cucumber and a lime wedge give this refreshing Cucumber Gin and Tonic a pretty presentation.

Southern Living JULY 2013

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups


  • 3 Kirby cucumbers
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups gin
  • 1/2 cup tonic concentrate (such as Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Tonic)
  • 1 Kirby cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cups chilled club soda


Cut 3 Kirby cucumbers into 1/2-inch-thick slices and 2 limes into 6 wedges; muddle in a bowl to release flavors. Stir in gin and tonic concentrate; let stand 30 minutes. Press through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large container, using back of a spoon. Discard solids. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours. Cut 1 Kirby cucumber and 1 lime into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Fill a large pitcher with ice cubes; add cucumber and lime slices. Stir in gin mixture and chilled club soda.


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