Got a bumper crop of cucumbers, an invasion of mint or a bounty of basil?

Carpe summer diem; make cocktails!

Something magical happens when muddled fresh cucumbers meet the botanicals in gin. Cucumbers soften gin’s bite and gin brightens the vegetal notes. Ahhh, it’s a glorious combo!

We feel sorry for people who don’t like gin, butcucumber can also be a summer cocktail game changer for vodka drinks. Simply infuse a bottle with chopped, peeled cucumbers a few days ahead and mix with most anything.

Take a break from tonic and try one of these seasonal gimlet-inspired gin cocktails or elevate your same ole vodka dranks with the delicate cooling taste of cucumber. Bonus points for adding a floral note and topping with bubbles.