2 oz gin (or 3 depending on how rough the week has been)
4 oz tonic water
.5 oz cucumber simple syrup (below)
2 thin lime slices
1 thin cucumber slice
Combine gin, tonic water, and cucumber simple syrup, stir well and pour over ice. Drop in a couple of lime slices and a cucumber slice in for a hit of extra flavor and a little esthetic pizazz.
Cucumber Simple Syrup
Simple syrup really is pretty simple...combine equal parts sugar and water in a pan and heat until sugar is dissolved. For cucumber simple syrup, toss a handful of cucumber slices in the water/sugar mix and let it steep for several minutes.
Yum! Now we're really wishing it was 5 o'clock and we were sitting out having one of these. Ha! As if we even have time to sit back and relax even after work is over. But maybe we could at least pound one back while making dinner, cleaning, packing, etc etc.