Wondering how to make gin cocktails at home? This refreshing gin and cucumber cooler is perfect for a sunny summers day. It looks fantastic and has a clean, light finish which is makes it a great gin option for the daytime sun.
These last few weeks, learning how to make gin cocktails at home has made lockdown bearable for us. Sure, we could bake bread till the cows come home (and we have…) but that get’s pretty boring after a while. Cocktails are an art form when executed correctly, and can really elevate the botanical flavours in your gin. So if you want to impress your friends on that weekly zoom chat, or just explore different flavour profiles, making cocktails at home is great for any occasion.
Add raw sugar or a good quality drinks syrup if you prefer something a bit sweeter. Nigella seeds make a striking garnish and are available in the spices section of most big supermarkets.
2 teaspoons raw sugar (optional)
50ml Treganna Gin
Tonic water (to taste)
Nigella seeds to garnish
Using a vegetable peeler or spiralizer, prepare some thin ribbons of cucumber and set aside.
Cut a second chunk of cucumber and muddle with lime juice and sugar (if using)
Fill a glass with ice and add 50ml Treganna Gin, followed by the muddled cucumber and lime. Top up with tonic water to taste, then add the ribbons of cucumber and a sprinkle of nigella seeds to garnish.
Sit back, sip up, seal the deal!