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Gin Buzz



I’ll take a zesty, savoury or salty cocktail any day over a sweet one. Not that sweet cocktails aren’t loads of fun, but a refreshing citrus cocktail always quenches the thirst immediately, whereas sugary sweet ones tend to become sickly after one or two.

Cucumber is the star of my gin buzz, it’s cool easy flavour laying a good base for the gin, lime and salt. Over crushed ice it’s skilfully easy to knock back, inducing an uplifting fresh buzz. Make sure your ingredients are well stocked, you’ll definitely be muddling up seconds and thirds.


Gin buzz 


50ml gin
50ml lime Juice
2 inch piece cucumber, peeled
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
15ml sugar syrup
Few flakes of sea salt
lime wedge to garnish


1. Place ginger and cucumber in a cocktail shaker and muddle until all the juice is extracted.

2. Add gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and salt. Stir together with a long spoon.

3. cover mixture with ice and shake vigorously.

4. Fill a small tumbler glass with crushed ice, strain and pour gin cocktail over the ice.

5. Garnish with a wedge of lime

6. Drink!



Food For a King is a blog dedicated to cooking, photography, discovering new ingredients, travel and restaurant reviews. All recipes are created and photographed by me, and I’ll also occasionally feature celebrated classics. I am always on the hunt to experience new cuisines, so you will find reviews for some of the best places to eat out and recommendations of ingredients I find along the way.


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