The lively combination of gin, spearmint and lime make this fresh-ingredient cocktail from Cyrus’ Scott Beattie an excellent summer sip.
Published: July 12, 2010
To make the cucumber simple syrup: Stir sugar into one cup of boiling water until dissolved. Chop one half of the cucumber, and add it and the mint leaves to the mixture. Let syrup sit for a day. Chop remaining half of the cucumber into little, thin half moons. Strain syrup over remaining cucumber.
To make the drink: Chiffonade the spearmint and lemon balm and add all the other ingredients except the seltzer to an empty mixing glass. Fill the glass with ice and shake well.
Add to a Collins glass, top with seltzer, and stir.