Know Your Cocktail: Cucumber Rosemary G & T

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Ahhhhh…spring. It’s so close! While we may have not yet shed our winter bodies, we can at least start to shed some layers of clothing. Spring is all about revival and renewal, and what better way to celebrate than with some fresh flavors that only spring can bring? Enter the Cucumber Rosemary Gin & Tonic.

Both invigorating and easy-going, this simple-to-make-cocktail is perfect for sipping outside as the weather begins to warm up.  Get the instructions below:

Cucumber – Rosemary Gin & Tonic via Kitchn

1 cucumber
1 lime
3 sprigs rosemary
2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin (or Gin of choice)
4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)
ice

Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.

Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.

Now sip, sigh, and relax.

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