Cucumber gin and tonic, cured seabass, salted cucumber

Preparation info
  • Per drink / for


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mile 8: A book about cooking

By David Higgs

Published 2018

  • About

Everyday there is a new local gin on the market, and who doesn’t like a gin and tonic? I enjoy the angle that cucumber gives it. Whether it’s the juice or pieces. It’s just so fresh and clean.


Cucumber gin and tonic

  • 50 ml Hendricks gin
  • 20 ml cucumber juice
  • 150


For one serving, mix the gin and cucumber juice and top with the tonic water. Peel the cucumber and cut to square off the sides evenly to form a rectangle. Slice into three lengthways and cut into cubes horizontally. Use to garnish the drink.

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