When Jill has her friends over for a play date, most of the time everyone just wants water or coffee. But on the off chance someone asks for a cocktail I love serving a Cucumber Collins. Its light, refreshing, and easy to make with ingredients we almost always have on hand.
I start by pressing 3 slices of cucumber in a mixing glass, just enough to release the oils.
Then I add .5 oz of fresh squeeze lemon juice and .5 oz of simple syrup.
I add 1.5 oz of Hendricks Gin, which is distilled with cucumber making is ideal for this drink.
Add ice. And shake.
I then double strain in an ice filled Collins glass, top with soda water, and garnish with a sliced cucumber.