This cocktail is relatively simple, being that it only contains one type of spirit. I love it because you will most likely have all the ingredients available at any time and for a summer drink, it is so FRESH. Like the cucumbers you use to heal your dark under eyes, this will wake you up and make you feel healthy and sophisticated, all while drinking a cocktail.
1/4 cup roughly chopped cucumber
1 tsp sugar
Juice of 1 lime
60ml gin or vodka
Cucumber peel & mint for garnish
Peel a length of cucumber. Line your cocktail glass with the cucumber peel by pressing it against the side of the glass. Then fill the glass with ice.
In a cocktail shaker, place the chopped cucumber, sugar and lime juice. Use a muddler to smash them together.
Add gin/vodka and ice to the shaker and shake!
Strain through a fine mesh strainer to avoid pulp, into prepared glass. Top with soda and garnish with mint.