If that sounds like a lot of ingredients, or you don’t have a juicer and don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to wrench a cucumber’s juice from its stubborn flesh, I give you the simplified version: cucumber vodka, tonic water, and lime juice. A trifecta of refreshment. Oh, and adding some cucumber slices in there can’t hurt either. Play around, have fun; shake up a cocktail then go outside to sip and enjoy.
1 cup cucumber vodka
1 cup tonic water
½ cup cucumber juice
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves; cool)
Handful fresh mint leave
Divide the ingredients in half, add each half to a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour over rocks glasses filled with ice and serve. Yields 4 servings.