I’ve been making this recipe for a gin cocktail for so long, I can’t remember when I first had the idea. It’s one of my absolute favorite adult beverages for summer afternoons poolside. This gin cocktail with cucumber is made extra refreshing with the addition of coconut water. If you like gin and cucumbers, you’re going to love this recipe.
Of course, you know if it’s on this site, you’re also getting a cocktail that’s keto friendly! This keto drink drink is so quick and easy too giving you less time in the kitchen and more time by the pool. If you’re looking for a keto mocktail, I’ve got you covered on that one as well. This recipe for gin cocktail is also easy to make into a mocktail version.
Recipe For Gin Cocktail
This keto recipe for a gin cocktail has only about 2 net carbs per serving! To make the carb count even less, be sure to use Dry Farm Wines sparkling rose. If you haven’t seen my review for Dry Farm Wines yet, be sure to check it out. Each liter of wine tested to be under one gram of sugar in the entire bottle. They also test for alcohol level and other additives as well.
What Gin is Good For Cocktails?
If you’re wondering what the best gin is to use for a cocktail, it’s probably best to look to the U.K. for guidance. British people love their gin and are quite the connoisseurs!
One of the best gins for cocktails is Tanqueray. Including notes of juniper, coriander, angelica root and licorice, it’s a very balanced blend. Plymouth is the oldest working distillery in England. Plymouth gin has a very earthy flavor and is very smooth, making it perfect for a gin cocktail recipe. Sipsmith is not one I see very frequently in the states, but it makes amazing gin cocktails with fruity notes of orange and lemon balanced with juniper.
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Hendricks is another great choice for gin cocktails and is easy to find. It’s my top gin pick for this sparkling gin cocktail with cucumber and coconut water. The flavor notes of Hendricks are a blend of rose, cucumber and 11 other botanicals. This flavor profile is perfect for this keto gin drink.
Gin Cocktail With Cucumber
Gin lends itself perfectly to a drink with herbaceous components. This gin cocktail recipe with cucumber is balanced by the botanical flavors in the alcohol. The sparkling wine really adds a refreshing and unexpected element to this drink.
How Many Carbs are in Gin?
Fortunately, gin has zero carbs, making it an excellent choice for keto cocktails. Mixers are usually the main culprit of carbohydrates in mixed drinks. Be sure to check out our other keto friendly cocktails while you’re here.
Gin Mocktail With Cucumber
One easy substitution that will still give you the great botanical flavor of gin is to use a nonalcoholic version. I’ve tried the Ritual brand and it has a nice flavor and just one gram of carbs per serving. Seedlip is another great choice and is sugar free. As for the sparkling rose, there are multiple nonalcoholic versions to choose from. However, I prefer to just use an orange or lemon sparkling water in the keto mocktail version of this recipe.
Cucumber Gin Sparkling Coconut Water Cocktail
- 1 cup coconut water chilled
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 750 millileters rose sparkling wine chilled
- 1 cup gin
- Pour coconut water into a large pitcher. add the cucumber slices, and place in the refrigerator overnight. For a quick version, muddle the cucumber reserving a few slices for garnish and add the coconut water in to flavor and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Pour the gin and sparkling rose into the cucumber water and stir to combine.
- Serve up or over ice. Garnish the glass with a cucumber slice and float one in the drink, if desired.