Riesling Punch with Gin, Cucumber, and Lime

Riesling Punch with Gin, Cucumber, and Lime

Riesling Punch with Lime and Cucumber from Modern Potluck
Photo by Yossy Arefi, from Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter 2016)

This drink comes from my book, Modern Potluck. It's the best summer cocktail to make for a crowd because it doesn't require ANY citrus squeezing. All you have to do is mix some wine with gin, simple syrup, sliced cucumbers, and limes, and you are good to go. You can find the recipe below. 
Riesling Punch with Gin, Cucumber, and Lime

This pitcher drink is immensely refreshing and easy to make, with no citrus squeezing required. For a crowd, you can easily double or triple the quantities and serve it in a punch bowl or one of those multi-gallon drink canisters. Recipe from Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016).

Serves 4 to 6
1 (750-ML) bottle dry Riesling
¼ cup gin
¼ cup simple syrup (see Note)
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 small cucumber (2 to 3 ounces), thinly sliced
  1. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, gin, simple syrup, and sliced lime and cucumber. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 hour. Add 1 cup of ice cubes and serve in ice-filled glasses.

    Note: To make simple syrup, combine ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in a pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for 1 month.

    POTLUCK PREP. The Riesling, gin, and simple syrup can be combined and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Add the lime and cucumber within 4 hours of serving.
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