I’m still editing shots from my trip to Galicia last week so here’s a cucumber rickey cocktail that I made after seeing it on my Instagram feed a few weeks ago. I was under prepared and didn’t have any crushed ice but it still tasted great. I’m a relatively new convert to gin and do find myself craving one on a warm evening nowadays. I was a little apprehensive of this gingery twist but it worked very nicely.
3 cucumber slices (plus extra for garnish)
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
Juice of one lime
200ml ginger beer
Muddle the mint leaves and cucumber slices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Add lime juice and gin, fill with ice, and briefly shake. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice, and top with ginger beer.
Garnish with fresh cucumber slices and mint sprigs.