Cucumber Cool

If there was every a chef to know how to add a twist to a G&T it's Melbournes' Matt Wilkinson. Here he shares his cool cucumber recipe...


4 Lebanese cucumbers
1 lemon
30ml you favourite gin
200ml Sparkling mineral water
1 tsp sin-kō-nah tonic syrup


  1. The day before, juice 3 of the cucumbers including the skin, and then add in a pinch of salt and place this juice into an ice cube tray. Pop in the freezer to set.
  2. Slice the remaining cucumber into thin rounds. 
  3. In a tall glass, add ice to 1/2 way.
  4. Add 3 slices of fresh cucumber, a pinch of salt, the juice of half a lemon and a shot of your favourite gin.
  5. Top up wth sparkling mineral water and a teaspoon of sin-kō-nah tonic syrup. 
  6. Stir and serve!


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