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Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Watermelon Ice Cubes

Made with slices of cucumber and watermelon ice cubes, this Cucumber Gin and Tonic is ideal for sipping on the patio on a summer evening.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks + Cocktails
Cuisine: Drinks
Keyword: cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Elizabeth Ulrich
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 8-ounce rocks glass
  • Muddler

Ingredients

Watermelon Ice Cubes

  • 1 medium seedless watermelon
  • Chia seeds

Cucumber Gin and Tonic

  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • Watermelon ice cubes
  • Gin 
  • Tonic
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1-2 fresh mint leaves 

Instructions

Watermelon Ice Cubes

  • Slice watermelon in half. Using spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh of watermelon and set aside in bowl. 
  • Place watermelon flesh in blender or food processor and puree until watery mixture forms.  
  • Pour puree into silicone ice cube molds and place in freezer. Our watermelon puree filled 3 trays, each of which makes 21 cubes.
  • Freeze for 1 hour, remove molds from freezer, and sprinkle chia seeds on top of each cube to simulate watermelon seeds. 
  • Place molds back in freezer and leave overnight. To enjoy, add to a glass to infuse cocktails —or even a glass of water — with fresh watermelon flavor. 

Cucumber Gin and Tonic

  • Add several slices of cucumber to the bottom of glass and lightly muddle with spoon or muddler. 
  • Add several watermelon ice cubes to glass. 
  • Add 1.5 ounces of gin, 5 ounces of tonic and a splash of lime juice to glass. Stir. 
  • Garnish with lime wedge and mint leaves. 

Notes

Thanks to its high water content, the watermelon is a cinch to puree and doesn’t require any straining or fuss. You’ll simply pour the pureed watermelon directly into your ice cube trays. I decided to upgrade from my standard plastic trays to this set of three silicone trays. I couldn’t resist the pastel hues and the fact that they had lids to prevent spills in the freezer.