Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet – A Gin Cocktail

A fruity version of the gimlet that makes a beautifully colored cocktail.

 

 

The gimlet is one of those drinks that we turn to when we are in the mood for something tart. Full of fresh squeezed lime and gin, the gimlet is a classic in its base state, but simply adding fresh fruit, infusions or herbs can take the basic gimlet and make it really shine. A good example of this was one of our favorite versions, The Raspberry Gimlet, which just added raspberry to the base gimlet to create a whole new flavor.

 

 

With the gimlet as the starting point and a batch of fresh cucumbers from our garden and some fresh blueberries from Michigan it only seemed right that we try to combine the two as they work so well together.

 

 

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This version of the gimlet is a perfect drink for the dog days of summer, combining the sweetness from the blueberries with the crisp coolness of the cucumber. Fresh squeezed lime brings a refreshing tartness that helps cut the heat. A muddled mint leaves and a final float of mint provide an aromatic coolness that finishes the drink with a fragrant freshness.

 

 

A lot of gimlet recipes will call for the use of Rose’s Lime, but we really prefer the bright citrus tartness that fresh squeezed limes provide. While you can use other brands of gin, we would recommend Hendrick’s Gin as Hendrick’s is infused with cucumber and rose, which really adds a depth to the drink that other gins might not.

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

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Other Gimlet Cocktails

Basil Gimlet – Basil and Bubbly

Lemon Verbena Gimlet – Grey is the New Black

Basil Ginger Gimlet – Food Above Gold

Cucumber Basil Gimlet – Salt & WInd

Beet Kvass Gimlet – Saveur

Other Blueberry Cucumber Cocktails

Blueberry Lemon and Cucumber GIn Cocktail – Killing Thyme

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler – A Beautiful Mess

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet – A Feteful Life

Garden Mule – Something New for Dinner

Blackberry Cucumber Skinny Mule – Eating Bird Food

 

 

 

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 289

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1.25 oz simple syrup
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 oz blueberries
  • 1 sprig of mint

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice cucumber and chop into small chunks.
  2. Place blueberries, 4 oz of chopped cucumber, 3-4 leaves of mint and simple syrup into the bottom of a shaker.
  3. Muddle until cucumber and blueberries are fully crushed.
  4. Add the gin and ice to the shaker.
  5. Shake until fully chilled (around 30 seconds)
  6. Double strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass.
  7. Garnish with mint leaves.
  8. Enjoy!
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10 thoughts on “Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet – A Gin Cocktail

  1. haha dang computer… I just left a longggg comment then the site froze! Anyways, Love this! Gin is delicious, I will absolutely need to order this drink! Or make it at home!!!! Thanks!

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