Cheers to the freakin' weekend! Let's drink to that . . . with these fun and festive cucumber gimlet shots.
Sure, it takes a bit of extra effort to hollow out the cucumber shot glasses, but they add to the experience immeasurably.
If you don't feel like busting out a peeler, ruler, and melon baller to make these, they can be served in standard shot glasses in a pinch; just garnish with a cucumber slice for added flavor and flair.
Other gins can be used, but Hendrick's Gin is ideal for these shots, as it's infused with cucumber.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 ounce Hendrick's Gin
- 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- Peel a cucumber, and cut 2 2-1/2-inch pieces from each end, reserving the center length of cucumber for another use. Trim the rounded end of the cucumber pieces so that they are flat on the bottom, taking care not to cut into the seeded part, as it will not be watertight.
- Using a melon baller, carefully hollow out the cucumber shot glasses, making sure to not cut through the cucumber walls or bottom. Reserve the cucumber seeds and flesh in a bowl.
- Combine the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and a heaping teaspoon of the cucumber flesh in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into the cucumber shot glasses.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- 2 shots