The Cucumber Spritz cocktail is a surprising and intoxicating addition to the classic spritz. It first came into vogue in 1922, when it was served as a mixture of gin and Cointreau, combined with lemon juice, cucumber slices, and clarified syrup. The Cucumber Spritz quickly became a popular summer refreshment after its debut in the exclusive café on the island of Capri. Since then, this delightful concoction has delighted partygoers everywhere for decades with its distinctive combination of tart, sweet, and light flavors. Whether enjoyed poolside or at an upscale gathering, the Cucumber Spritz cocktail is sure to please.
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz dry Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
- 1 English cucumber
- Mint Leaves
- Garnish: Cucumber slices and Mint leaves
Add mint leaves, cucumber slices, and gin to a cocktail shaker with ice. Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush and mix mint, cucumber, and gin so the flavors get released and then let sit for 5 minutes. Strain into collins glass with ice and pour 4 oz of prosecco into the glass. Add some mint leaves and fresh slices of cucumber to garnish.
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