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Recipe For Gordon's Cup Cocktail From Comme Ca in Los Angeles

Happy Hour: Gordon's Cup

I am always tempted by cocktails with cucumber in them but often disappointed. Aside from the classically refreshing Pimm's Cup, the cucumber-based recipes I've tried have either been too sweet, not sweet enough, or way too much trouble.

The Gordon's Cup, however, made me giddy, and it wasn't just the 1/4 cup of gin. This cooling Summer cocktail is easy to make: simply muddle lime and cucumber in a shaker, toss the other goods on top, give it a few shimmies, and dump everything out in your cup — no straining required. Shake up your Summer and get the recipe.

Gordon's Cup

Gordon's Cup

Recipe For Gordon's Cup Cocktail From Comme Ca in Los Angeles 2009-08-03 12:02:29

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 of 1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges
  2. 2 1/2-inch-thick rounds peeled cucumber
  3. 1/4 cup gin
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup (see below)
  5. 1 cup cracked ice
  6. 1 pinch sea salt

Directions


  1. To make the simple syrup, stir 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil 1 minutes. Cool, then chill up to 1 month.
  2. Place lime and cucumber in cocktail shaker; mash with muddler or wooden spoon until lime is juiced and cucumber is pulpy.
  3. Add gin and simple syrup, then ice. Cover; shake vigorously 3 times. Pour contents of shaker (do not strain) into rocks glass. Sprinkle with salt.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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