Summer Spirit: Ocean Prime’s Cucumber Gimlet

July 2, 2014 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: Editorial, Food | Tags: cocktail recipe, cucumber gimlet, Ocean Prime

Summer Spirit
Stay cool with this zesty twist on the traditional gimlet

Here’s a cool fact: The inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees colder than the outside air temperature (hence the phrase “cool as a cucumber”). And in the midst of one of our notoriously scorching summers, who couldn’t use a little refresher? Next time you’re entertaining on the porch or backyard, surprise your guests with this heat-quenching concoction.

Cucumber Gimlet
Courtesy of Ocean Prime

1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
1 oz.    fresh lime juice
1 oz.    simple syrup
4-5       cucumber slices

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add cucumber slices, fresh lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker. Muddle with 3 ice cubes until cucumber is dissolved. Add gin and enough ice to fill shaker halfway. Shake gently, then strain into iced glass. Ocean Prime // 813.490.5288 // 2205 N. WestShore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 //