Kachumber Cooler (Cucumber Cooler)

Kachumber Cooler (Cucumber Cooler)

If you are looking for a cocktail recipe that is delicious alongside Indian cuisine, try our Kachumber Cooler. You just might already have all the ingredients on hand.

The Kachumber Cooler is made from muddled cucumber, green chili pepper, and cilantro, with a gin base. It is complex with subtle flavor—and not too much heat.

It is delicious with food or sipped on its own. Definitely a keeper.

Kachumber Cooler Recipe (Cucumber Cooler)
Adapted from The Kitchn
Yields one cocktail

2 half-inch slices of cucumber
8 leaves fresh cilantro, stems removed
2 quarter-inch slices of fresh green finger chili*
1 3/4 ounce gin
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
*Any medium-sized, mild chili can be substituted—such as jalapeño or Anaheim.

Muddle the cucumber, cilantro, and chili in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass until well broken down and slightly mashed.

Add the gin, lime, and simple syrup and shake vigorously.

Strain the cocktail into a double rocks glass, filled halfway with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.



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