Cucumber-Lemon Gin

cucumber infused liquor
Photo: Emily Kate Roemer

Why should food have all the fun? Let liquors take a turn with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll find the results are perfect for making summer cocktails in a snap. This infused booze is great simply mixed with seltzer or ginger ale, but try it in a Cucumber Southside Fizz for something special.


  • 2 cups seedless cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced (from 1 ½ cucumbers)

  • 1 strip lemon zest

  • 500 mL gin (such as Tanqueray)


  1. To infuse, add prepared produce to a clean 1 liter jar. Cover with liquor and store in refrigerator, shaking daily for 4 days before straining.

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