Crisp and refreshing, Cucumber Vodka Gimlet is the perfect summer cocktail! Made with only three ingredients, Cucumber Vodka, lime juice and simple syrup, this cocktail is so easy to make and has the most refreshing spa like flavor.
Looking for a cocktail to get you through the summer heat? This Cucumber Vodka Gimlet is it. I am so excited about this refreshing, cool and crisp cocktail because it is made with only three ingredients and can be made and enjoyed in under five minutes.
During the summer months, I love the fresh flavor of cucumber in salads, appetizers and even cocktails. Cucumber Margaritas and Lemon Cucumber Gin Fizz have become some of our favorites and now we can add a gimlet to the mix. Cucumber Vodka Gimlet is so easy to sip on with the flavors from the Western Son Cucumber Vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. This taste like a spa in a glass and I am here for it.
What is a Gimlet?
A classic and old fashioned cocktail from the 1930's that was origionally made with gin, but has because popular with gin or vodka. This cocktail traditionally only had three ingredients, gin or vodka, lime juice and simple syrup.
Cucumber Vodka-The best part about this cocktail is the Western Son Cucumber Vodka! This vodka has a natural refreshing flavor of cucumber. If you can't find or purchase cucumber vodka, you can alway muddle cucumber into the cocktail shaker to release the flavor and juices before shaking and pouring.
Lime Juice-Fresh squeezed lime juice is the best option! I would not recommend using bottle lime juice that might have other ingredients in it.
Simple Syrup- Two simple ingredients that is a staple in your refrigerator if you love making scratch cocktails. Sugar and water boiled together will create the perfect syrup for your favorite drinks.
Garnish- I love adding a fresh sprig of mint and a sliced cucumber to this cocktail for a fresh and earthy flavor.
Step by Step Directions
Measure all your ingredients, Cucumber Vodka, lime juice and simple syrup and combine them a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice.
Shake until the cocktail is fully combined and chilled! I love allowing a little bit of the ice to melt into the cocktail before straining and pouring.
Pour the Cucumber Gimlet into your favorite glass, garnish with fresh mint and a cucumber slice.
If you like a little bubbly, add a splash of sparkling water to finish off the drink and enjoy!
Tips and FAQS To Make The Best Cucumber Gimlet
Western Son Cucumber Vodka
I have tried many flavored vodka brands and this is one of my favorites. The flavors are so pure and light and not over powering at all! I love the cucumber vodka for summer because it gives every cocktail a refreshing flavor.
Homemade Simple Syrup
This homemade sweetener is so quick and easy to make and is always great to have on hand, but if you run out of time you can always use agave syrup in place of the simple syrup or even honey would taste great!
No problem! If you can't find Cucumber Vodka, muddle fresh cucumbers in the cocktail shaker before shaking and pouring. This will release the juices and flavor of the cucumber into the vodka.
Yes! This could be a fun project. Add cucumber slices to your vodka of choice for 7 days and allow the flavors to come through.
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Cucumber Vodka Gimlet
- 2 Ounces Western Sons Cucumber Vodka
- 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
- Splash of Sparkling Water Optional
- Fresh Mint Leaves and Sliced Cucumber Garnish
Homemade Simple Syrup
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Water
- In a cocktail shaker combine the cucumber vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and ice; shake to fully combine ingredients and allow the ice to chill the drink
- Strain and pour the Cucumber Gimlet into a glass and garnish with fresh mint leaves and sliced cucumber
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Homemade Simple Syrup
- In a small sauce pan combine the sugar and water and bring to a simmer until the sugar is fully dissolved
- Allow the syrup to cool completely, pour into a jar and refrigerate until you are ready to use