This lightly sweet and refreshing Cucumber Collins Cocktail is mixed with homemade cucumber infused gin and a lightened up simple syrup. Perfect for happy hour when you are watching your calories! -[ultimate-recipe-jump]
This isn’t the first time we’ve chatted about how to cut calories by using fresh ingredients at home to make cocktails. As opposed to bottled mixes and heavy simple syrups. This infused gin cocktail is light and refreshing. The lightened up simple syrup balances beautifully with fresh citrus juices. Muddled cucumber slices add additional healthier undertones too!
Infused Cucumber Collins Cocktail
A classic Tom Collins is a widely known drink. When I started to research other variations I discovered that there any number of other ‘Collins’ drink recipes as well. According to Difford’s Guide, ‘A Collins is basically a sour cocktail made using a base spirit (most usually gin), lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water, served long over ice in the glass named after it. Collins glasses are tall and round and usually have a capacity of 12 to 16 ounces to their brim.’
That really opens the door for you to be super creative with additional flavors like in this Infused Cucumber Collins Cocktail recipe. Read up on my infusion tips here then create your own fresh, seasonal blend. After that jump over to the SoFabFood site for the full recipe to make this subtly sweet cocktail!
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Infused Cucumber Gin
- 1 cup quality gin
- 2 medium Persian cucumbers sliced into rounds
- Place alcohol and cucumber slices in a lidded mason jar.
- Close and store in refrigerator for 1 week. Shake occasionally.
- Strain cucumber from gin. Store infused gin closed in the refrigerator until gone.