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I was curious to try these cocktails infused with cucumber – both were different and both were delicious. Lovely and refreshing for a hot summer day.

THE JUICE BOX

the juice box

4 slices cucumber

mint leaves

2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce lime juice

3/4 ounce St Germain

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Snap the cucumber slices in half, toss them in a shaker and give them a quick muddle. Throw in a generous amount of mint leaves and ice, along with all the other ingredients, and shake as hard as you can. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cosmopolitan, April 2013

CUCUMBER MOJITO

cucumber mojito

85 grams cubed cucumber

1 small handful of mint leaves

60 ml agave nectar

60 ml fresh lime juice

45 ml white rum

soda, ice and mint to serve

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, mint, agave nectar, lime juice and rum. Strain into a glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with mint if desired.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Jamie Magazine

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