The Little Epicurean

Jun 09 2016

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

These cucumber gin and tonic floats are ice’s worst enemy. Prevent your summer cocktails from getting diluted by using fruit sorbets. 

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

I love me a good gin and tonic.

However, I rarely order them when I’m out. More than often, they’re not made very well. Sometimes, it’s all gin, other times it’s all tonic water. And the biggest problem is when they use sour mix instead of fresh lime juice. UGH. How could you do such a thing?

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

I’ve been known to babysit my drinks. I often spend too much time chit chatting that the ice in my drinks end up melting all the way. This summer I will no longer be subject to watery cocktails.

I’m working on a series of cocktail floats! Instead of using ice, I’ll be making sorbets to add to my favorite drinks.

First up, these cucumber gin and tonic floats! I’m using the cucumber sorbet from last week.

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

In a tall glass, add 3-4 scoops of cucumber sorbet and a few slices of fresh cucumber. Add 2 oz of gin (Hendrick’s is my favorite. P.S. Not sponsored).

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

Add 3 oz of chilled tonic water and one tablespoon of fresh lime juice. FRESH squeezed lime juice. No substitutes.

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

While a gin and tonic is great, the addition of cucumber makes it a hundred times better. It adds a unique freshness that is hydrating and calming.

Sit back and enjoy a lovely afternoon out on the patio with this drink in hand. Cheers!

Print Recipe

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats

Yield: serves 1 (multiply as needed)



  1. In a tall glass, add 3 scoops of cucumber sorbet and a couple slices of cucumber. Add 2 oz gin. Follow with 3 oz tonic water and 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice. Stir contents together. Garnish with fresh mint and additional cucumber slices, if desired. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats”

  1. June 14, 2016
    11:21 am
    Anne says...

    Love the color and it seems so refreshing!!!

  2. June 14, 2016
    1:09 pm

    I love me a goof gin and tonic too and what you hit upon here is a genius idea! Adding the freshness of cucumber AND preventing the drink from getting watery in one strike – awesome! :)

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