I had lunch with my former boss last week and he was discussing his wheat intolerance and how many of the gluten free beers available on the market are not that enjoyable and that his newest summer 'dock' drink is gin and tonic with cucumber.
It just so happens that I am a Gin girl. If there is a drink I am going to have on a hot summer day or cold's winters day, if I am being honest - it would be Gin and Tonic. And I have ALWAYS drank it with lime. So when Gary mentioned cucumber I knew I had to give it a try.
Lucky for me, this little baby was sitting outside in my garden just waiting for me.
There are no special instructions to this drink. It is as simple to make as it sounds, however if you are patient and it is not an emergency situation, ie. you haven't had a simply horrible day at work and the only thing that will keep you going is a Gin and Tonic and you need it NOW, you may want to try one simple thing.
Wash you cucumber and then finely slice it, but do not peel. Place 3-4 slices in your glass and pour the shot of gin on top and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes are up, add ice and your tonic. I personally prefer Diet Tonic, not because I am counting caleries or anything but because it is not as sweet and allows the flavour of the gin to have some presence.
And then you simply enjoy it. Give it a try and let me know what you think!