YieldsServes 4 or 5Total Time10 mins
AuthorCharlotte March

This refreshing drink has all the makings of a signature party cocktail. It can be adjusted to taste (using light rum instead of the gin will tilt it toward a mojito). And the pitcher-size format means more time with guests rather than shaking drinks.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Put 1/3 cup raspberries, the cucumber, and 2 tbsp. mint in a pitcher. Add sugar. Mash with a wooden spoon or muddler until raspberries are crushed and mint is aromatic. Add lemon juice and gin and stir until sugar dissolves. Add seltzer to pitcher; gently stir.

Step 2
2

Set ice cubes in 4 or 5 glasses (12-oz. size). Divide remaining raspberries among glasses. Pour in the cocktail and tuck a mint sprig into each glass.

Ingredients

 1 cup raspberries, divided
 1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced
 2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves, plus 4 or 5 mint sprigs
 1/4 cup sugar
 3 ounces lemon juice
 8 ounces gin
 1 bottle (12 to 14 oz.) cold seltzer

Directions

Step 1
1

Put 1/3 cup raspberries, the cucumber, and 2 tbsp. mint in a pitcher. Add sugar. Mash with a wooden spoon or muddler until raspberries are crushed and mint is aromatic. Add lemon juice and gin and stir until sugar dissolves. Add seltzer to pitcher; gently stir.

Step 2
2

Set ice cubes in 4 or 5 glasses (12-oz. size). Divide remaining raspberries among glasses. Pour in the cocktail and tuck a mint sprig into each glass.

Raspberry, Cucumber, and Mint Smash