Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HUMP DAY HAPPY HOUR

While we visited my parents, I picked up two bottles of craft gin (Aviation and Green Hat) to try in various cocktails. Priorities, am I right?! After sipping on a Cucumber Gin and Tonic at Matchbox with my family, I thought I'd make something equally refreshing but with a little springtime in Swell Rio twist. As a nod to Flyboy, this particular recipe takes wing with a splash of Aviation Gin.

CUCUMBER GIMLET
Recipe from Refinery 29
(Serves 1)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 ENGLISH CUCUMBER
2 TBSP WATER
2 OZ GIN
1 OZ FRESH LIME JUICE
1 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP (RECIPE HERE)
CUCUMBER SLICES, FOR GARNISH
ICE

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Chop English cucumber and puree with water in blender until smooth.
  2. Shake three ounces of cucumber juice with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mixture into an ice-filled glass.
  4. Garnish with cucumber slices.
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