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Happy Hour: Cucumber Cocktail

Last week, FabSugar and I went to an Elle party at the new Rugby by Ralph Lauren store. The place was packed and the music was bumping, but most importantly the cocktails were flowing freely. Besides your standard white wine by the glass, pitchers of a cool green cocktail were being poured. Served in a stemless martini glass, these cucumber cocktails went down like water. The green color is festive and fun for a Christmas or St. Patrick's Day party. It's easy to mix a big pitcher of these babies, making them perfect for a large event. Take a look at the recipe when you

Cucumber Cocktail
Modified from Liquor Snob

6 limes, rinsed
1 cup packed mint leaves, no stems, plus 6 sprigs for garnish
3 unwaxed cucumbers
½ cup sugar
2 cups vodka or gin
Sparkling wine

  1. Thinly slice 3 limes and place in a pitcher. Juice the rest and add juice to pitcher. Add mint leaves. Slice 2 cucumbers and add, then add sugar. Muddle ingredients. Add vodka or gin. Place in refrigerator to steep 30 minutes or longer.
  2. Cut remaining cucumber into super think rounds.
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and top with mixture. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Top with a splash of sparkling wine, garnish each glass with a cucumber round, and serve.

Serves 6.

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Interesting. Can't wait to try that out.
Phil Phil 9 years
I can't wait to make this! Cucumbers are just plain great, and I'm very optimistic in mixing it with alchy!
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
this sounds delicious & fun, yet elegant.
MonaMayI MonaMayI 9 years
the cucumbers in the plastic wrappers are un waxed. they're called english cucumbers. another plus is that they dont have seeds!
emalove emalove 9 years
Sounds yummy! Reminds me a little bit of a mojito, which is one of my fave cocktails ;)
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
I think it sounds good! Where do you get un-waxed cucumbers?! I guess the farmer's market?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm not sure what to think on this one...
mmmmmm mmmmmm 9 years
I think i'm gonna wait for summer for this one, but it look delish!
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