Today is the Kentucky Derby and the festivities have begun! But what if you’re not a fan of the traditional Mint Julep?
I am not a big fan myself, however I do really enjoy Mint! This Cucumber / Mint / Gin cocktail is refreshing and a good remix for a Derby day cocktail!
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- Sparkling water (Plain or Lime flavor)
- 1 oz Mint syrup*
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Sliced limes
Prepare the Mint Syrup. A good shortcut is to heat 1 C water, 1-2 TBSP sugar or stevia, bunch of torn mint leaves together in microwave safe glass for 1 minute. Let set to steep for 3-5 minutes.
In a serving glass, combine gin, fresh lime juice, mint syrup and sparkling water to taste. (Juice from 1 lime should provide enough for two glasses.)
Add ice and garnish with cucumber, mint leaves and / or lime slices.
All that’s left is to enjoy and hope your horse wins!