Is it spring yet!? I think not…as I speed walked my dogs through the rain this afternoon 🙂 But nothing like a spring cocktail to dream of the sunny days to come!
I discovered this EFFEN Cucumber Vodka on a trip to the local liquor boutique. Couldn’t really say no, despite the 30 bucks it set me back. Mmmmm cucumber….all the fresh and delicious possibilities!! Well here’s my first drink with this stuff, I present to you “Cucumber Cooler”!
Here’s what you need:
1.5oz cucumber vodka
1.5oz regular vodka (this drink tastes like VODKA 🙂 )
1 spring mint
1 tablespoon sugar
1 lemon juiced
Suggested garnishes: cucumber, lemon, mint
1. Muddle mint leaves with 1/4 lemon juice (1 wedge) and mix in sugar. Sugar should dissolve in lemon juice to make a minty puree!
2. Toss this mix in the shaker and then pour in vodkas and remaining lemon juice.
3. Shake it up, strain, and serve!!
Yum! This was a pretty awesome mix! You can definitely taste that cucumber vodka so make sure you dilute with 1/2 regular vodka. The sweet and sour of mint sugar syrup with the lemon juice really makes the cucumber flavor pop 🙂
Alisha and Carly got the first tastes…we kicked the hubby out for girls night! It’s never a good idea to drink these and then head out to perform your “rehearsed” karaoke number, thankfully I don’t think any of us remember making fools of ourselves 🙂
Excited to mix up more summer drinks my first summer as “Mrs. Cummings RX”…..any requests??
Thanks for stopping!