Booze time, ya’ll! Here’s a sweet and easy recipe for some refreshingly rad cucumber-infused GIN.
What you’ll need:
- Half a cucumber
- Mason jar, or another storage vessel. My jar holds one quart.
- GIN! I used Seagram’s Extra Dry.
- Something to strain it with.
Thinly slice half about half a cucumber, and plop the slices into your clean jar. Add your gin, filling the jar until there’s only about an inch of air left . Shake it up, seal it up, and let it sit for at least 3 – 4 days.
When you are ready to drink it, you’ll want to strain the alcohol so there are no cucumber fleggies floating around. I still have some cheesecloth lying around (same stuff I used to make a lavender sachet), and cheesecloth will do just fine as a strainer. In fact, it also adds a nice decorative touch when tied around the top of the jar:
Doesn’t that look purty?
I made this simple and elegant cuke-infused gin as a gift for my friend’s birthday. As a finishing touch, I wrote a birthday note on a paper square cut out from a brown bag, and fastened it to the cheesecloth with a safety pin.
How rustic! On the back of the note, I included a cocktail recipe that features this homemade concoction to give my gal pal somethin’ to work with when she’s ready to hit the bottle.