summer cool down
as most of the people living back east already know, its been hot hot hot for too many days in a row...and for those in other parts of the world, you have no doubt heard all of us complaining about it, and we promise, its justified! here is a drink we cant stop sipping and one that we think is a perfect cool me down treat on a hot summer weekend.
we have started to get some amazing produce from our local csa in the last few weeks, and recently received some strawberries that were to die for. we quickly remembered this great strawberry cup recipe from gourmet in print a few years ago. we made the shrub syrup (the gourmet recipe without adding the soda water and ice cubes), added a little adult enhancer and a bit of cucumber and we think it pretty delicious, let us know what you think!
strawberry cucumber cocktail
makes 1 drink
1 oz. strawberry shrub syrup (recipe)
1.5 oz. quality vodka
2 oz. soda water
garnish with persian cucumber ribbons
combine with ice and stir
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