Cucumber and lemon in a glass with liquid



Makes 2 servings


·         1 cucumber ·         100ml gin
·         5 kaffir lime leaves or 4 2-inch strips of lime zest ·         Juice ½ lime (add more if preferred)
·         2 teaspoons raw sugar ·         Soda water, to serve
·         4 lemon wheel slices



  1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave 4 long, thin ribbons from the cucumber; set aside.


  1. Cut a 4″ piece from the remaining cucumber and coarsely chop. Muddle with kaffir lime leaves/lime zest, sugar, and 2 lemon slices in a cocktail shaker.


  1. Add gin and lime juice, and fill shaker with ice. Cover and shake for about 20 seconds, until very cold.


  1. Strain into 2 ice-filled tumblers. Top off each with soda water. Gently stir to combine; garnish each with 2 reserved cucumber ribbons and remaining lemon slices.