This simple, spritzy cocktail is exactly what you want on a hot summer day. Make the honey syrup in advance, and this drink becomes a quick cocktail to throw together for guests.
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1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 ounces dry gin, preferably Cardinal
1 ounce soda water
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Thinly sliced English cucumber and small mint sprig, for garnish
How to Make It
In a small saucepan, bring the honey and 1/2 cup of water to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the honey. Transfer the honey syrup to a small heatproof jar and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes. In a low ball or collins glass, mix the gin with the soda water, lemon juice and 1/2 ounce of the honey syrup. Add ice and garnish with cucumber and mint; serve immediately. Reserve the remaining honey syrup for more cocktails.
The honey syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
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