Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon and Cucumber CoolerCool off with this flavorful, summer cocktail.

Watermelon and cucumber are a wonderful flavor pairing that are both in high season. This is the perfect patio cocktail, and a great use of leftover watermelon.

Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler
1 1/2 ounces Gin
2 slices cucumber
1 1/2 ounces freshly pressed watermelon juice (or muddle 3-1″ chunks)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce freshly pressed lime juice
Pinch salt
1 1/2 ounces soda water
Garnish: mint leaves or lemon spiral

Liquify the watermelon in a blender or muddle in a mixing glass, then and reserve 1 ½ ounce of the juice.

Place cucumber in mixing glass and muddle. Then add the other ingredients except the soda and garnish. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Strain into a highball glass that is filled with ice, and top with soda water
Garnish with mint leaves or lemon spiral.

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