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Beauty Elixir cocktail

Beauty Elixir

This fruity gin-based cocktail gets added freshness from cucumber. It's perfect for spring and summer!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 or 4 cocktails
Calories 171 kcal


Lemon Simple Syrup:

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Beauty Elixir:

  • 2 (1/4-inch) slices Kirby cucumber, unpeeled, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) strawberry puree (see note)
  • 1 1/2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce rosé sparkling wine or champagne as needed


  • To make Lemon Simple Syrup: Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice. Let cool. (The syrup can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.) Makes about 4 ounces (1/2 cup).
  • To make Beauty Elixir: Muddle the cucumber and strawberry puree well in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and gin, lemon juice, and lemon syrup; shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve.
  • Party-Sized Beauty Elixir: Pulse 8 slices cucumber and 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) strawberry puree in a blender to mince them. Add 6 ounces (3/4 cup) gin, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice, and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon syrup and pulse just to combine. Strain the gin mixture through a wire sieve into a small pitcher. (The mixture can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 3 hours.) For each drink, pour about 3 ounces (a generous 1/3 cup) into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass, top with the sparkling wine, and garnish with a cucumber slice. Makes 4 cocktails.

Notes & Nutrition

To make strawberry puree, process hulled strawberries as needed (3 large strawberries make about 1 1/2 tablespoons puree) in a mini-food processor until smooth.
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Servings 1.0 * calories 171 * Total Fat 38 g * Saturated Fat 0 g * Monounsaturated Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 0 mg * Sodium 3 mg * Potassium 50 mg * Total Carbohydrate 97 g * Dietary Fiber 0 g * Sugars 11 g * Protein 0 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*