May 2009 - Mint-Cucumber Cocktail Back to Drink of the Month
Well, it's warming up here in Vancouver, so it is time to start thinking about summer drinks. I just planted all my annual flowers/plants on the May long weekend, and also planted some English Mint. Today, while browsing through the Courier I found this recipe for a summer cocktail:
2 oz Gin
4 oz tonic water
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
3 mint sprigs
2 slices cucumber
Muddle 1 slice cucumber and 2 sprigs mint in a highball glass. Fill with ice. Add gin, tonic and lime juice. Stir and garnish with a cucumber slice.
I find tonic too sweet so I will be trying this with soda water.
Enjoy the warm weather and a summer cocktail!