Cucumber Mint Gimlet

This Cucumber Mint Gimlet is our twist on the classic cocktail! Refreshing cucumber and mint add a ton of flavor to this cocktail recipe!

We love these cocktails are year long, but especially in the warmer weather! Also be sure to check out these other gin favorites, a Classic Tom Collins Cocktail and this fruity Blood Orange Gin Martini!

cucumber mint gimlet


What Is A Gin Gimlet?

A gin gimlet is a classic cocktail made from, yep, gin and fresh lime juice. The ratio is typically 2 parts gin to 1 part lime juice with some simple syrup added to cut down on the tart lime juice.

Simple syrup is a 50/50 ratio of sugar to water that’s been boiled until the sugar completely dissolves. This makes adding a little sweetness to your drink easier than adding sugar that doesn’t quite dissolve. BUT you can get yourself superfine sugar at the store that dissolves pretty well in drinks as long as you shake it or stir it enough.

How Do You Make This Cucumber Mint Gimlet?

Just add lime juice, fresh mint leaves and superfine sugar to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle with a muddler or the bottom of a wooden spoon or spatula and then add ice cubes and gin.

Shake very well to dissolve any sugar granules and then strain into low ball glasses filled with ice. We like to garnish these Cucumber Mint Gimlets with more fresh mint and a cucumber slice.

cucumber mint gimlet

These Cucumber Mint Gimlets are perfect for happy hour and even light enough to serve for brunch. You can also double or triple this recipe to make it for a crowd. Then just pour over ice and garnish!

Looking For More Cocktail Recipes?

Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you a few suggestions here but you can also head over to our Cocktail Search Menu where you can search for drinks by type of spirit, glass or flavor! It’s really the coolest thing ever so definitely check it out!


Cucumber Mint Gimlet

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

This twist on a classic gin gimlet cocktail is so light and refreshing!



  • 4 ounces Cucumber Gin (Like Hendricks)
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 8 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fine sugar
  • Fresh mint and cucumber slices for garnish


  1. Muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add gin and shake well to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Fill two low ball glasses with ice. Divide the shaker between the two glasses and serve with more fresh mint for garnish.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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