Spring has finally sprung so I’m celebrating with this Minty Cucumber Gin Spritz!
Cucumber and mint are refreshing flavours and they pair perfectly with gin.
And, taking a cue from one of my other favourite cocktails, the French 75, this Spritz is topped with prosecco for a sparkling touch!
I love to make cocktails that use seasonal and fresh ingredients so this Minty Cucumber Gin Spritz fits in perfectly. The last couple of week’s we’ve been enjoying local cucumbers from our YYC Growers Harvest Box. So, I knew as soon as we started to feel the beginnings of Spring it was the perfect opportunity to use the cucumbers in a cocktail to celebrate.
If you haven’t had mint and cucumber in a cocktail yet, you’re in for a treat! The two provide the most refreshing flavours when muddled together and combined with gin.
Then, this cocktail is topped with prosecco for a perfectly bubbly sip!
Mint and cucumber combine with gin in this refreshing cocktail that is topped with prosecco for the perfect, sparkling spritz of the Spring season!
- 6 slices cucumber
- 10 mint leaves
- 2 ounces gin
- 8-10 ounces prosecco or other white sparkling wine
- extra mint leaves and cucumber slices for garnish
Add mint leaves, cucumber slices and gin to a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush and mix mint, cucumber and gin so the flavours get released and then let sit for 5 minutes.
Strain into two champagne flutes (or glass of your choice) and pour 4-5 ounces of prosecco into each glass.
Add some mint leaves and fresh slices of cucumber to garnish and 1-2 ice cubes and enjoy!
This Minty Cucumber Gin Spritz is wonderful for brunch, Easter or Mother’s day. And, even just sipping in the sunshine during the Spring or Summer!
This recipe is a lovely way for me to celebrate my 4th year of blogging here on Cooking in my Genes! I can hardly believe I’ve been creating and photographing recipes to share with you for four years; it’s gone by in a flash! I’ve enjoyed every minute of this experience so far. This blog is such a lovely way to connect with you, family and friends through the love of food. So THANK YOU for all of the love and support; I truly wouldn’t be doing this without you!
So, let’s grab one of these Minty Cucumber Gin Spritz’s and CHEERS to an amazing 4 years plus more to come!
And, if you need some more Spring cocktail inspiration, check out my Grapefruit Lavender Spring Blossom Cocktail.
Until the next cooking adventure,