Cucumber Gin Rickey

Jun 11, 2017

Editor’s note: Summer is just coming upon us—with daily graduations, summer camps locked in, and vacation plans being cemented. Our hot weather has yet to descend upon us, thankfully, but we figure it’s never too early to consider what cocktails should be concocted for summer parties, outdoor barbecues, July 4th celebrations, and for when temperatures climb into the high 90s and (sob) past 100℉.

Now we’ll hand it over to Jamieson


Summertime calls for outdoor cocktails. Light, yummy, delicious cocktails and boy does this Cucumber Gin Rickey have you covered! It’s refreshing and with the cooling effect of cucumber it’s a great drink for hot summer days.

6 quarter inch thick slices of cucumber, extra sliced for garnish
6 mint leaves, extra for garnish

Ice for cups (enough to fill two lowball glasses)

Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tbs)

3/8 cup gin (I measured 1/4 cup and then 1/8 of a cup)
3/4 can of ginger beer

Muddler or potato masher
Pitcher or large bowl
Mixing spoon
2 lowball glasses

In the pitcher add cucumber slices, mint leaves, and lime juice. Using your muddler (or potato masher), smash the cucumber and mint leaves until well bruised. Add your gin and mix well. At this point, you can strain out the mashed pulp or keep it as is—whatever you prefer.

Fill your lowball glasses with ice. Equally divide the gin and lime mixture into the two glasses. It should be about 1/3 cup of liquid per cup. Top glasses with ginger beer. Add mint and cucumber for garnish and serve.

Enjoy this drink!! It’s perfect for summer! Xo


Bruising cucumber and mint leaves.










Jamieson is a lover of all things edible. This led her to culinary school after graduating college. She’s done pretty much every job in a kitchen and owned a seasonal restaurant, Mamasa, in Costa Rica. When she is home in the U.S., Jamieson works as a personal chef and nanny, hence The Nanny Recipes. She is currently writing a cookbook that features her simple, easy, and delicious recipes to help parents feed the entire family.

She has recently opened a new business Maikana Foods.

Visit Jamieson Van Loan’s website

Try Jamie’s other recipes:
Corn and Kale Quiche
Lemon Brownies
Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna
Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread
Meat Pies!
Tomato and Herb Baked Eggs
The Best Key Lime Pie Ever
Jalapeño Pineapple Sangria
Roasted Chickpea & Hearts of Palm Salad
Rosemary Maple Pork Chops
Hello Dolly!
Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake
Broccoli Slaw
Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars
Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote
Avocado Toast with Asparagus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing
Grilled Meat Makeover
Mexican Street SaladPumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Persimmon & Pomegranate Bread
Chunky Clam Chowder
Chorizo, Mushroom & Potato Tacos
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
Lemon Rosemary Pound Cake
Fennel & Coconut Mussels
Chickpea Mango Curry Salad
Simple Sunday: Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast
Quick Side: Sautéed Kale & Sweet Potato
Blackberry Mint Mojitos
Best Coconut Cake Ever!
Baja Fish Tacos with Southwestern Chipotle Slaw
Apple, Pomegranate & Kale Quinoa Salad
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Lemon Ricotta Flaxseed Pancakes
Strawberry Rhubarb Basil Galette
Raw Vegan Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Energy Balls
Coconut and Chia Seed Granola
Tom Kha Kai aka Coconut Chicken Soup
Summertime Guacamole




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