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Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet – A Gin Cocktail

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Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by The Noms

A fruity version of the gimlet that makes a beautifully colored cocktail. Check out this Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet.

 

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, and it just added raspberry to the base gimlet to create a whole new flavor.

 

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet in Coupes with blueberries and cucumbers - pink cocktail

 

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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Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet in two cocktail coupe, blueberries and cucumbers spread out, bottle of gin in the backgroundCoupes (ours are vintage!) / Shaker / Muddler

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Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet

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

 

A little dash of simple syrup adds sweetness to this fruity gimlet.

 

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet in Coupes with blueberries and cucumbers - pink cocktail, hendricks bottle in background

 

 

What Ingredients are Needed for the Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet?

  • Blueberries
  • Cucumber
  • Simple Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Gin
  • Mint

 

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet - pink cocktail in 2 coupes with mint leaves on top. Mint, blueberries and cucumbers with greenery on a slate

 

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. Enjoy this Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet!

 

Cheers!

 

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Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet - 2 pink cocktails in coupes with mint garnish. Greenery, blueberries, cucumber slices and mint on slate board.
Yield: 1

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet - A Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A fruity and vegetable version of the original classic gimlet cocktail. This cucumber gimlet is a great lime cocktail.

Ingredients

Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet Cocktail

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 ounces blueberries
  • 1 sprig of mint

Instructions

Peel and slice cucumber and chop into small chunks.

Place blueberries, 4 oz of chopped cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup into the bottom of a shaker.

Muddle until cucumber and blueberries are fully crushed.

Add in 3-4 mint leaves and gently press down to release the oils.

Add the gin and ice to the shaker.

Shake until fully chilled (around 30 seconds).

Double strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass.

Garnish with mint leaves.

Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 59.5gFiber: 4.4gSugar: 16.8gProtein: 2.9g

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Blueberry Cucumber GImlet - 2 pink cocktails in coupes with mint leaves garnish. Hendricks bottle in background with greenery. Cucumber slices and blueberries on slate board.

 

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Lisa

Friday 18th of June 2021

Am I missing it or is the lime juice in the ingredient list not included in the directions?

The Noms

Friday 18th of June 2021

I have fixed the instructions - thanks for catching that!

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Friday 16th of October 2020

[…] daquiris from Miss in the Kitchen. She also tried O’Fallon’s Pumpkin Beer. Julie made a Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet from […]

Marlynn Jayme Schotland

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

I am in love with the color - and the contents! - of this drink. Can't wait to make it!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

I thought the color was beautiful, too! It was very tasty!

Sami @ Be Mindful, You're Creative

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

So delicious scrumptious!!!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Thanks, Sami!

Aishwarya S

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

That fresh and attractive colour speaks a lot for the drink! Looks delicious. :)

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Thanks! We thought the color was so beautiful, too!

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