Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

School is out, the temps are heating up, the sun is shining, and summer has arrived! Hubs and I enjoy spending warm evenings relaxing on the deck, watching the kids play in the yard as the fire flies start to appear, and sipping on a tall, cool, adult beverage. It’s a good time to slow down, catch up on how each other’s day went, and take time to reconnect. One of my favorite new drinks for sultry summer evenings is a Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer. It is the perfect combination of subtle sweetness and refreshing flavor. Not to mention, they smell wonderful.

Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

This drink calls for Hendrick’s Gin. Now if you’ve never tried Hendrick’s, then you seriously are missing out. It is very different tasting from other gins and has a distinct flavor. The gin is infused with the essence of rose petals and cucumbers, which makes it the perfect choice for this summer cocktail. I have not tried it with other gins, so be warned…. (just go and buy the Hendrick’s, you won’t be sorry).

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Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer
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Recipe type: Alcoholic Beverage
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 glass filled with ice
  • 1 ounce Hendrick's Gin
  • 2 ounces pureed honeydew melon
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • Club soda
  • cucumber slices
Instructions
  1. Cut a few slices of ripe honeydew melon. Remove seeds and rind.
  2. Puree the honeydew in a blender or food processor. Strain though fine mesh strainer if desired.
  3. Fill a glass with ice cubes, a few cucumber slices, pour in gin, pureed melon, syrup, and top with club soda.
  4. Gently stir and garnish with a cucumber slice.

Take one sip and your mind will race back to the early 90’s when cucumber-melon body lotions, shower gels, and sprays were all the rage.

Crop tops, super high waist shorts with big fat belts were in fashion (why oh why are they bringing that look back again?), and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nivana was rocking the charts.

Those all smelled good enough to taste… the lotions that is (not the Teen Spirit… eww)

I promise you, I didn’t taste my cucumber melon lotion… now, the dog might have… but I didn’t.

So, if you were a fan of cucumber melon then you will enjoy a bit of nostalgia and sipping on one of these delicious drinks!

Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

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Comments

  1. My cat will lap up Bengay all day long it I would let her. Like your dog with the body lotion. ;)
    What is it with these guys?

  2. These look awesome!!!! Pinned :) XO

  3. This looks soooo refreshing and just… Summery. Best my hubby would like it too. He is a gin man.

  4. Uhhhh,,yes Please I will take two! WOW how refreshing and delicious this sounds Kim!

  5. Wow… gorgeous photos Kim and it looks so refreshing!

  6. Making these this weekend for sure!! Only wish you could come join me and we could drink them out on the deck together! :-)

  7. YUM! Never had Gin, that I remember, but this looks SO good & refreshing. Besides, who can resist some cucumber & melon?

  8. This looks so refreshing – perfect for Happy Hour on the deck! I love the idea of adding cucumber and melon!! Wish I was sipping a couple of these outside today with you my friend!

  9. If I just say please and thank you can you push one through this ole internet for me? It’s been one of those weeks. Seriously, though, it sounds delicious and if it has fruit in it I can count it as my healthy treat of the day (or so I’ll tell myself).

  10. This sure looks like a refreshing summer drink! Pinning for later. :)

  11. Oh yum, these look fantastic, can’t wait to try it this weekend!!

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