Gin Cooler Summer Cocktail:
You may remember that recently I was sent the Alexander & James Tanqueray No. 10 gift set to review as a potential gift for Father’s Day. The set includes two special gin coupes and a litre bottle of premium gin. As it is just a little hot, I’ve used it to make a Gin Cooler – a Cucumber and Gin based cocktail that is wonderfully light and refreshing. Scroll down to find out how to make a Gin Cooler – I think Tanqueray No. 10 is the perfect gin to use.
Everything arrived beautifully packaged so that it can be gifted easily. And, the glasses are the perfect way to serve a Gin & Tonic. I particularly love the fact that Alexander & James have put together things which really work together. It makes for the perfect gin gift, whether that’s for your father or for someone else who just loves good quality gin.
The result is that I’m filled with enthusiasm for Gin right now, so having started by making a classic Gin and Tonic, I’ve moved on to creating my own cocktails, starting with this Gin Cooler that would be absolutely perfect for a warm summer’s evening.
My Gin Cooler is a mixture of Tanqueray No. Ten gin, Tonic, Lime Juice and muddled cucumber and coriander. You could actually serve it without the tonic, in a martini glass. But, for my money, it makes a wonderfully refreshing summer drink with the addition of ice and tonic water. So, I’ll continue making my cucumber based gin cooler this way.
- 50 ml Tanqueray No. 10 Gin
- 2 cm sticks Cucumber Peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Coriander
- 1 bottle Fever-tree Tonic
- 1/2 Lime
Muddle together the coriander and cucumber (I used a pestle and mortar, you could use a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin if necessary
Pour over the gin and the juice of half a lime and put the mixture into the fridge to infuse for 30 minutes or so
Add ice to the bottom of a coupe glass
Strain the infused gin over the ice
Top up with tonic to taste
garnish with a slice of lime or a twist of cucumber.
You can add a little sugar syrup if you prefer a sweeter cocktail
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