Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Happy Hour

You know I love the light, refreshing taste of cucumber from the cucumber soda I featured on the Love List this week. Today’s cocktail is Cucumber Gin Lemonade. It uses cucumber and amps it up by adding a good dose of lemon. Sounds like Summer in a glass, right? 

If you’re celebrating Happy Hour, add in the gin. If you don’t (or can’t) get down like that, consider having this with club soda and a little simple syrup. Either way, you’re in for a refreshing treat! Cheers! (Check out my Instagram (@nmatthews241) for my version later today. It's 5:00 somewhere but not here!) Recipe courtesy of A Beautiful Mess via Front and Main (West Elm's Blog). Recipe below:

Cucumber Gin Lemonade
3 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
3 ounces fresh-squeezed cucumber juice 
2 ounces gin
2 ounces simple syrup 
Club soda  

In a tall glass, combine the lemon juice, cucumber juice, gin and simple syrup. Stir.  Add ice and top off with club soda. Taste and add more simple syrup if more sweetness is desired. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices. Enjoy! 

UPDATE: (My version)

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