Cucumber Spritz Recipe As Complimentary Drinks During the Day

Cucumber Spritz is a fresh drink made from 3 oz Tonic Water mixed and shaken with Gin, Cucumber slices, Lime and Mint leave, and ice cubes which make it even fresher.

Cucumber Spritz
Cucumber Spritz

This drink is a type of highball cocktail made from a mixture of gin and tonic water plus ice cubes. Add a garnish to this drink like a lime or lemon wedge. The dosage of gin and tonic water itself can vary according to taste, from a glass of gin with a little tonic water, or 1 part gin to 5 parts tonic.

The History Of Gin And Tonic Blends:

This cocktail was introduced by British East India Company soldiers in India. In the 18th century, tonic water was drunk to prevent malaria because it contained quinine. But its bitter taste makes some people reluctant to drink it. As a result, tonic water is mixed with gin to make it more drinkable. The bitter taste of quinine in tonic water and the aroma of juniper berries in gin complement each other.

Watch How To Make Cucumber Spritz Video:

Ingredients Required:

Tonic Water: We use the Q-Tonic brand. You can also use them for anything like Schweppes or Canada Dry.

Gin: Bombay Sapphire is what we use. You can use Boodles British Gin, Martin Miller’s Gin, Silver Dry Gin (Finland), or any brand that is sold in your city.

Cucumber: We cut it lengthwise for garnish so that it surrounds the glass used. But for the mixture, we use regular slices.

Lime: this ingredient is an important ingredient because it can determine the sour taste present in a drink.

Mint leaves: what is needed to neutralize the sour taste by bringing out the slightly nutty flavor of the mint.

All About Q-Tonic and Bombay Sapphire:

Q-Tonik is a brand of carbonated soft drinks that contains quinine and has a slightly bitter taste. Other ingredients such as sweeteners and a little lemon flavor. The content of quinine in it is prophylactic against malaria.

Bombay Sapphire is one of those Gins which was first launched in 1986 by British wine merchant IDV. It is marketed in a sapphire-colored flat-sided bottle with the image of Queen Victoria on the label. Its name derives from the popularity of gin in India during the British Raj and the “Sapphire” which refers to the blue-purple Bombay Star mined from Sri Lanka and now on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Cucumber Spritz Recipe As Complimentary Drinks During the Day

Recipe by Kelly JoeCourse: Drinks
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes

Cucumber Spritz is a fresh drink made from 3 oz Tonic Water mixed and shaken with Gin, Cucumber slices, Lime and Mint leave, and ice cubes which make it even fresher.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Gin

  • 3 oz Tonic Water

  • 5 slices Cucumber

  • 5 slices Lime

  • 5 Mint leaves

  • Iced to taste

  • 1 cucumber sliced lengthwise and 1 slice Lime for garnish

Directions

  • Add 3 oz of Gin, add 5 slices of Cucumber, 5 Mint leaves, 5 slices of lime, and 3 oz of Tonic Water to the cocktail shaker. Beat until combined and the fruit releases its water.
  • Garnish the glass with 1 cucumber slice lengthwise, and ice cubes.
    Also, place 1 slice of lime on the edge of the glass. Pour the liquid into a glass. Enjoy immediately !!

Enjoy the Cucumber Spritz together with Kung Pao Chicken.

About Kelly Joe

Kelly is a food enthusiast as well as a professional cook. He is a student of a famous cooking school who has been involved in the world of cooking a lot. And now Kelly is an active writer who will share various daily recipes that you can try at home. The recipes he wrote are recipes that are easy to process and produce delicious flavors and are liked by your whole family.

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