5 cucumber slices, divided
2 sprigs of mint
3/4 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 ounces gin, such as Beefeater 24 
- Add 3 slices of cucumber, the leaves from a sprig of mint, and the simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle. Add the lime juice, gin, and ice, and shake until chilled.
- Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Spank the remaining sprig of mint before garnishing the cocktail with it and the remaining 2 slices of cucumber.
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- 1 cocktail