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Recipe courtesy of Darryl Robinson

Cu Collins

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1
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3 to 4 cucumber slices, plus more for garnish, optional

Fresh cilantro leaves, to taste

Ice, as needed

2 ounces or 1/4 cup gin (recommended: Hendricks)

1 ounce or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 ounce or 2 tablespoons simple syrup*

Club soda, as needed

Lime, for garnish, optional


  1. Put the cucumber slices and cilantro into a shaker and muddle or crush. Add ice, gin, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake. Pour out into a Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with lime or cucumber slices, if desired.

Cook’s Note

Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water cooked until the sugar dissolves and then cooled completely.

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