Kitchen Notes

Piri Piri Cucumber Cooler

by Thomas Kelly on Feb 20, 2015

The bright citrus flavor of the piri piri chili enhances the cucumber and cilantro in this refreshing cocktail. And of course the chiles brings a welcome dose of heat to counteract the fresh cool flavors. 

  • a few thick slices of cucumber
  • few leaves fresh cilantro
  • 1-3 dried piri piri chili peppers (or substitute 1/4 teaspoon habanero)
  • 1 3/4 ounce gin (we like Half Moon)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Morris Kitchen ginger simple syrup (or plain if you don't have ginger)

Muddle cucumber, cilantro, and chili in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass until well broken and slightly mashed. Add gin, lime, and simple syrup and shake vigorously. Strain into a double rocks glass, half filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

makes one cocktail

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