#DOTW: Cucumber Rosemary Gimlet

Job temporarily closed? Working from home? Quarantined? The Corona Virus is wreaking havoc on America, and more and more of us have to stay home for one reason or another. I saw an article today saying that there are lines outside of liquor stores, as opposed to grocery stores, as people are preparing for a potential shut down of something or anything. I feel that. So. Have a drink or two, because most likely you’re not driving anywhere. Just make it a healthy one, because why not. This cocktail has some vegetables as opposed to sugary juices, so I deem it healthy-er, and definitely meant to break up the monotony of scary (and sometimes contradicting) news reports….. Be safe out there!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin (or quality gin of your choice)
  • 1 oz cucumber juice (from a juicer)
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

In a cocktail shaker add one sprig of rosemary and the simple syrup and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Add ice to a highball or large rocks glass, and strain the ingredients of the cocktail shaker into it. Garnish with lime, cucumber slice and/or rosemary sprig.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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