Cucumber Cooler and Collins

Last week, we had dinner at the Bonefish Grill. One of their cocktails listed on their menu was a Fresh Cucumber Collins. We fell in love with its light fresh taste. The gin was listed as Hendrick’s Small Batch Gin. After having a very successful run with a bottle of Leopold Brothers Small Batch Gin and loving this refreshing Cucumber Collins, we decided to buy a bottle. After exploring Hendrick’s unusual and Monty Pythonesqe website, I found this cocktail recipe for the Cucumber Cooler. From the Cucumber Collins menu description, it looks like a very similar cocktail.  I would say they replaced the lemon juice for lime juice, and the mint leaves for basil leaves. Make both and see which you like best. Definitely pay the Hendrick’s Gin website a visit, it is highly entertaining.

Cucumber Cooler

  • 1½ ounce Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¾ ounce St. Germain
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • soda water
  • 5 mint leaves
  1. Place all ingredients but soda water in a tall collins glass.
  2. Muddle gently.
  3. Add ice and top with soda water.
  4. Add a cucumber garnish.

Cucumber Collins

  • 1½ ounce Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¾ ounce St. Germain
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • soda water
  • 5 basil leaves
  1. Place all ingredients but soda water in a tall collins glass.
  2. Muddle gently.
  3. Add ice and top with soda water.
  4. Add a cucumber garnish.
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