Cucumber Breeze

Cucumber Breeze

5 oz. fresh cucumber juice, about 1 cucumber
1-1.5 oz. Batch No. 12 Gin
Splash Angostura bitters
Splash Lemon Juice
1-2 Tbsp. Lemongrass simple syrup, recipe below
10 mint leaves
Ice Cubes
Cucumber slice for garnish
Lemons zest, for garnish

Simple Syrup
In a small sauce pan combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Heat on medium until sugar dissolves. Add in 1 stalk of lemongrass. Remove a few of the outer layers and cut off the top. Cut stalk into thirds and bruise or smash with the back of your knife. Simmer mixture on low for about 5minutes or until syrup is infused with lemongrass flavor. Discard lemongrass and allow syrup to cool before using. Makes enough for two drinks.
Cocktail
Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add in cucumber juice, lemon juice, bitters, 1-2 Tbsp simple syrup, and gin. Shake, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber and lemon zest and enjoy!

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