Recipes: Cucumber Collins With Blueberries, Lemon-Limeade With Strawberries and Mint

  • Updated: August 14, 2013 - 1:21 PM
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A good summer sip can make or break a party. Try the Cucumber Collins with blueberries.

Photo: Jessica J. Trevino • Detroit Free Press,

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CUCUMBER COLLINS WITH BLUEBERRIES

Serves 1.

Note: To make simple syrup, cook equal parts sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate. From Susan Selasky for the Detroit Free Press, adapted from Food and Drink magazine, summer 2009.

1/2 c. seeded and chopped cucumber

• Ice

• 1 1/2 oz. (3 tbsp.) gin

• 1 tbsp. lime juice

• 2 tbsp. simple syrup (see Note)

• 1/4 to 1/3 c. club soda

Cucumber slices, blueberries and mint leaves for garnish

Directions

To a cocktail shaker, add the cucumber and muddle to extract all of the juices. Fill the shaker with ice and add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup.

Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with desired amount of club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice, fresh blueberries and mint leaves.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 160 Cholesterol 0 mg

Carbohydrates 16 g Sodium 14 mg

Protein 0 g Calcium 9 mg

Fat 0 g Dietary fiber 0 g

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