This refreshing cucumber cocktail is a delicious riff on a Cucumber Collins, which is served tall with soda water.
4 cucumber slices
3 mint sprigs
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lime or lemon juice
Tools: shaker, muddler, strainer
Garnish: cucumber slice and mint sprig
Muddle the cucumber and mint in a shaker. Add the gin, syrup and lime juice. Shake with ice, strain into chilled glass and garnish.
Alex Bookless, The Passenger, Washington, D.C.