For somebody who just started drinking gin and tonics last summer, I now seem to rotate through a lot of variations of them.
I have three different brands of gin in my liquor cabinet – one that pair wells with cucumber, one that pairs well with lime, and a neutral one that enjoys mingling with both (and is excellent for a rosemary gin cocktail).
Today, I’m going kind of crazy with this Cucumber & Triple Lime Gin Seltzer.
This cocktail comes together really quickly, making it an awesome option for entertaining this summer. Simply muddle some sliced cucumber and lime juice (lime #1) until the cucumbers get a bit broken up and release all of their flavor.
Stir in some gin, then top the drinks with White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer (lime #2). Garnish with a few extra cucumber slices and a lime wedge (lime #3), and you’re in business.
White Claw Hard Seltzer is an a new sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and just a hint of fruit, making it ideal to enjoy on it’s own or as a mixer in a cocktail like this. With just 110 calories per serving, it’s all-natural, low carb and gluten-free.
As somebody who drinks seltzer water on the daily, I love that White Claw is simply seltzer water, along with a bit of alcohol and a hint of natural fruit flavor, for when I’m craving a drink that is a bit lighter than a traditional cocktail or beer.
Starting this month, White Claw can be found at grocery and liquor stores nationwide. White Claw Hard Seltzer is available in three minimally sweet flavors: Natural Lime, Black Cherry and Ruby Grapefruit.
- 6 slices English cucumber, plus extra for garnish
- 1 lime, halved
- 2 ounces gin
- White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
- In cocktail beaker or large glass, muddle cucumber slices and juice of 1/2 lime until cucumber is lightly crushed. Add gin and stir until well combined.
- Fill two double old fashioned glasses with ice; divide gin mixture between glasses. Top each glass with seltzer and garnish with additional cucumber slices, if desired. Cut remaining lime half into two wedges; garnish drinks with lime wedges and serve immediately.
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Claw Seltzer Works. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.