Nothing cools you down in a hot day like a chilled drink. But don’t stop there – take the cool factor up a notch with some spirits, and cucumbers. Yes, cucumbers.
Refreshing, delicate-tasting and completely versatile, this fresh ingredient yields drinks that hit the spot when it’s hot as blazes outside. Don’t believe us? Try them for yourselves:
Gin & Tonic with cucumber garnish
There’s a good reason why many love a good G&T. We suggest Hendrick’s and its cucumber as well as rose botanicals – the combination will surely not dissappoint.
150ml Tonic Water
3 Thinly sliced rounds of cucumber
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
Lightly stir and serve.
Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber.
Spiked Cucumber Lemonade
When life gives you lemons, make a refreshing cocktail with it.
20ml Lemon Juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
Top with Soda Water
1 Lemon wheel
Some mint leaves
Combine all wet ingredients in a highball filled with cubed ice.
Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber, a lemon wheel and some mint leaves.
Stop by for an Aperol Spritz made with uncle Val’s botanical, cucumber & rhubarb. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/SqfssNXgAj
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Coolcumber Aperol Spritz
This Italian classic is already a go-to drink for many during warmer weather. But the addition of cucumbers gives it a certain je ne sais quoi that will have you wanting more.
60ml sparkling wine such as Prosecco
2 slices cucumber
Splash of club soda
Combine Aperol and cucumber together with ice in a cocktail shaker.
Strain into a tall glass.
Add ice and the sparkling wine.
Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with cucumber.