A new way to enjoy your favorite gin and tonic cocktail. Cucumber gin and tonic floats layer together gin, tonic, and homemade cucumber sorbet.
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.
Gin & Tonic with Cucumber Sorbet
Prevent your summer cocktails from getting diluted by using fruit sorbets.
Are you known to babysit your drink? Do you spend too much time chatting and end up neglecting your drink?
By the time you’re ready for a sip… the ice has melted and diluted your cocktail.
Don’t be subject to water cocktails!
Summer Cocktail Floats
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.
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. NOTE: Not sponsored).
Add 3 oz of chilled tonic water and one tablespoon of fresh lime juice. FRESH squeezed lime juice. No substitutes.
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!
Ready for another boozy cocktail float? Next in the series are:
- Watermelon Margarita Float made with watermelon sorbet
- Greyhound Cocktail Float with grapefruit sorbet
- Blueberry Mojito Float topped with blueberry sorbet
Cucumber Gin and Tonic Floats
- ice cream maker
- 3 scoops cucumber sorbet*
- 2 oz gin
- 3 oz tonic water
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- cucumber slices and fresh mint, to garnish
- 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 immediately.
- I used this medium scoop for measuring.
- Homemade cucumber sorbet recipe can be found here. Feel free to substitute store-bought cucumber sorbet.
Here are some other summer cocktails you might enjoy: sparkling cucumber mint gin, rhubarb liqueur whiskey cocktail, and watermelon peach frose.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Love the color and it seems so refreshing!!!
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! :)