Low-Glycemic Cucumber Mint Gimlet

One day my girlfriend and I were swapping horror stories about our feral children, dusty homes & bottomless laundry hampers and it hit us: We need a drink. 

But as any woman that's shoved a tiny human out of their nether-region knows, our bodies look for any excuse to bloat these days. And alcohol happens to be one of their favorites. 

Enter, the Low-Glycemic Cucumber Mint Gimlet. No-added-sugar vodka, soda water, lime juice, muddled mint & fresh cucumber slices - it's basically a salad in a cocktail as far as my graduate degree is concerned.

With flavonoid antioxidants in the cucumber proven to reduce swelling, and fresh mint - known to help relax the GI muscles and ease discomfort - finally, a friend with bennies in the mixed drink department. 

So hats off to you, desperation, for breeding creativity.

And in this case, liquid patience.  

Prep time: 5 miN

Total time: 5 min

Makes: 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • 6 cucumber slices

  • 4 oz. Kettle One no-sugar Cucumber Mint Vodka

  • 6 oz. lime-flavored sparkling water

  • 1/2 fresh lime

  • fresh mint leaves

Optional: a splash of Swoon zero-sugar monkfruit simple syrup, to taste

Directions:

Fill two 8 oz. glasses full of ice and place 3 cucumber slices in each glass.

Add 2 oz. of cold cucumber mint vodka to each glass and top off with sparkling water. 

Squeeze a little lime juice in each cocktail & stir. Taste, and add a splash of simple syrup if desired.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint leaves & ENJOY.

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