Daily Archives: July 12, 2009

Cucumber Coolest

Maybe you’ve tried the cucumber cooler.  If you haven’t had a chance, try this one first.  Similar idea and ingredients, but even tastier:

Seneca Drums Gin

Seneca Drums Gin

This time around, however, I subbed St. Germain for the Dolin Blanc.  The recipe now looks like this:

2 oz. Seneca Drums gin
1 oz. St. Germain
juice of 1/2 lime
2 oz. cucumber chunks
dash salt
splash club soda

Muddle cucumber with lime juice, add gin, St. Germain, dash salt and ice, shake and pour into rocks glass over ice.  Top with club soda and garnish with cucumber wheel.

The flavors were incredibly well integrated.  Was it the greenmarket cucumber (I didn’t skin or de-seed this time)?  Was it the St. Germain?  The sweet, floral quality was a great match with the herbaceous gin.  Regardless, this cocktail did a nice job of extending the weekend.

Cucumber Coolest

Cucumber Coolest

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