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Cucumber, lime and tsipouro (or gin) cocktail

This extremely refreshing cucumber and lime cocktail is the perfect drink for this summer! Use grappa or gin if you don’t have tsipouro.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword cocktail, cucumber, gin, mint, tsipouro
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 180 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tablespoons tsipouro, or grappa, or gin
  • 1/3 cup (80 grams) cucumber juice
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 rose geranium leaf, or 3 mint leaves or some parsley
  • 1/4 cup club soda or seltzer water
  • 4 ice cubes

  • For serving:
  • Ice cubes, 2 green olives (pitted), cucumber slices

Instructions

  1. In a shaker, lightly muddle the rose geranium leaf (or mint/parsley) with the sugar (or maple syrup), the salt, and the lime.
  2. Add the tsipouro, the cucumber juice, and the ice cubes and shake very well. Pour in a tall glass, add the club soda, 2-3 cucumber slices, and fill with ice cubes.
  3. Pierce the olives with a toothpick and place them on the rim of the glass.
  4. Drink!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You’ll need approximately 4 oz (120 grams) cucumber to make one third of a cup (80 grams) of juice.
You can use peeled or unpeeled English, Persian, or garden cucumbers. The color of the juice will be darker if you use them unpeeled. If you use a variety with bitter skin or waxed ones, then you should peel them first.