Cucumber Infused Gin Recipe
Having a garden (if you’re a Garden In Minutes fan – A Raised Garden) is all about access to fresh, homegrown herbs, veggies and fruits; and (in our humble opinion) one of the best things about all that fresh produce is whipping up a refreshing summer cocktail to cool off with!
A fun way to put your garden to work in your favorite cocktails are simple liquor infusions. All you need for a quick infusion is:
- A Mason Jar
- Something to infuse.
One of our favorite infusions for the summer is cucumber infused gin.
Cucumber infused gin is a great infusion to try out, especially for beginners, because it’s fantastically simple. You can use whatever gin you prefer, it need not be a top shelf bottle but we do recommend a nice middle shelf option, and cucumber from your garden. The actual infusion process itself is very simple.
How to make Cucumber Infused Gin
- 1 mason jar
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 bottle of gin (for this recipe we used New Amsterdam gin)
Cucumber Infused Gin Directions
- Fill half a mason jar with freshly sliced cucumber (about 1/4″ thick)
- Top off the jar with gin
- Seal the jar and give it a good shake
- Shake two or three times a day for 5-7 days
- Strain cucumbers and use gin in your favorite cocktail
You can add more variety to your cucumber gin infusion by including herbs along with your cucumber. Basil and cucumber in particular is a nice flavor combo, complimenting the herbal quality of gin and adding a great spin on summery gin cocktails!
So if you are wondering what to do with all those cucumbers. Go ahead and make some Cucumber Infused Gin, invite some friends over, and enjoy a great summer garden cocktail!