The ReJiggered Gordon's Cup June 03 2013

Gordon's Cup

One of my favorite summer cocktails is the Gordon's Cup, which is a variation on a Gimlet with muddled cucumbers. The cucumber adds a cooling freshness that really balances out the lime. Here is the ReJiggered version.

Start by pouring out the ingredients for the Basic ReJiggered Gimlet (gin, lime juice, simple syrup). I've become a big fan of St. George Gin recently, so I've been using that a fair bit, but you can use any gin.

Cut up a cucumber into small chunks and add 5-6 chunks of cucumber to the pint glass. Muddle the cucumbers with a muddler or wooden spoon until they are pretty well smashed. Add your ice and Gimlet ingredients to the glass and give it all a good shake. Strain it into a chilled glass and enjoy!