Friday, March 25, 2011


Cucumbers are not for salads anymore. They have taken to bar crawling. If you search the "Al Gore World Wide Web" you will find hundreds of cucumber based drinks. Many use cucumber infused vodkas or gins. Since spring is just around the corner...we hope...try this very refreshing delight! This recipe makes 6 cocktails or one by my standards...haha


6 limes

1 cup packed mint leaves (no stems) and some for garnish

3 unwaxed cucumbers

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups vodka

splash of champagne

Thinly slice 3 limes and add to a pitcher. Juice the other three and add juice to the pitcher. Add mint leaves and sugar. Slice 2 cucumbers an add to the mix. Muddle these ingredients. Add vodka and steep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Cut the remaining cucumber in very thick slices. Fill a shaker with ice and add mixture. Shake and strain into martini glasses. Top with a splash of champagne. Garnish with cucumber wedges and mint.



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