The Gin-Lover's Answer to the Mojito

POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

OK, so this minty tipple isn't quite a gin version of the ever-popular mojito — it lacks the mojito's characteristic fizz and adds crisp cucumber to the mix — but take one sip, and you'll understand the comparison. Both are bright, light, refreshing, and perfect for cooling down on balmy spring and summer nights. Not to mention, its minty aroma and fresh ingredients make for easy sipping. Give this perfectly sweet cocktail a try, and once you do, you'll want to drain every last drop. If your taste buds are watering at the thought, grab the recipe ahead!

— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

Cucumber-Mint Gin Cocktail

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From Beefeater Gin


    • 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


    1. 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.

    2. 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.