Cucumber gin

  • Drink
  • Makes 500ml
  • 10 minutes
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Cucumber is a common garnish for a gin and tonic, but this recipe infuses the refreshing flavour into the spirit itself. It's the perfect tipple for cooling off in hot weather.

First published in 2019

This refreshing homemade gin is perfect on a hot summer's day. Be sure to deseed the cucumber and do not exceed the twenty-four hours infusing time, or the gin will become a little watery. Feel free to play around with flavours though; herbs such as mint, thyme or tarragon pair nicely with cucumber, as does lemon peel or a couple of cardamom pods.





  • Muslin cloth
  • Sterilised 500ml jar
  • Sterilised bottle


Peel and deseed the cucumber, then slice into batons
Place into a jar along with the sugar (if using) and gin
Leave to infuse in a cool dark place for 24 hours
Strain through a muslin cloth, then decant the gin into a bottle. Serve chilled. Best enjoyed within 1 month of making
First published in 2019

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