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Cucumber and gin punch

You'll need

1 telegraph cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds removed, coarsely chopped 2 limes, cut into wedges 1 cup (loosely packed) mint To serve: tonic water and ice cubes   Cucumber and gin syrup 1 telegraph cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds removed, coarsely chopped 330 gm (1½ cups) caster sugar 100 ml gin 30 ml each lemon juice and lime juice


  • 01
  • For cucumber and gin syrup, muddle cucumber in a jug with a pestle or rolling pin until juicy (1 minute), then combine in a saucepan with sugar and 250ml water. Stir over high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until a light syrup forms (10-15 minutes). Set aside to cool to room temperature, stir in gin and lemon and lime juice and refrigerate until required. Strain before using. Makes about 450ml.
  • 02
  • To serve, muddle cucumber and lime in a tall jug, add a little cucumber and gin syrup, add mint and top up with tonic water. Fill tall glasses with ice, pour cucumber and gin punch over and top up with extra cucumber and gin syrup to taste.

At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people

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Jan 2013

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