Tuesday, April 26

cucumber gimlet

we visited friends, nell & dave, at their beautiful home on the gold coast recently & within minutes of arriving we were handed a cucumber gimlet.  so deliciously fresh & incredibly drinkable...we instantly felt relaxed & the afternoon flowed...very comfortably!
cucumber gimlet recipe
2 large cucumbers (1 1/2 pounds total)
1/2 cup gin
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup ice cubes
4 lime slices
pinch of salt
method - slice four 1/4-inch-thick slices from 1 cucumber.  peel & coarsely chop remaining cucumbers; transfer to processor & purée until smooth.  pour through fine strainer set over large bowl, pressing on solids in strainer.  discard solids in strainer.  mix 1 cup cucumber juice, gin, lime juice, & sugar in pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves.  add ice; mix well.  immediately strain mixture into 4 small Martini glasses.  garnish with lime & cucumber slices & serve.

5 comments:

Cart Ridge said...

What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

mangocheeks said...

What a fantastic way to use cucumber, I've only ever had it in a salad but this is so much more appealing.

Pinecone Camp said...

Yum. I think I need one of these to watch game 7 of the hockey play offs tonight. ;) By the way, I love your loooow depth of field! Pretty pics.

Habitat Harvest said...

Delicious.....

The Decorator said...

Just loved being your hand model!!!

Love those gimlets xxxx