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Thyme, Cucumber & Gin Cocktail



Make Cucumber, Coriander & Thyme Simple Syrup

Making a cucumber simple syrup is probably the most complicated thing about this recipe but it’s super easy.

Simply bring equal parts water and sugar to the boil, turn down the heat, add some chopped cucumber, whole coriander seeds and a couple of sprigs of thyme and leave on a low simmer until the sugar has dissolved in the liquid.


Leave to cool and steep for 10 minutes before straining.


Ingredients

For the cocktail

  • 50ml gin

  • 25ml triple sec

  • 10ml cucumber coriander and thyme simple syrup

  • ⅛ cucumber chopped

  • 10ml lemon juice

For the cucumber simple syrup

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ⅛ cucumber sliced

  • 1 tbsp coriander

  • 2 sprigs thyme



Instructions

  1. Make the cucumber simple syrup. Set aside and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Strain.

  2. Take a cocktail shaker and muddle the fresh cucumber.

  3. Add the ice, gin, triple sec, lemon juice and cucumber simple syrup.

  4. Shake well, strain and serve into a short tumbler filled with ice.

  5. Garnish with slices of cucumber and thyme.

VOILA! ENJOY!

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