Summer Cucumber Cocktail

My and Michael's cocktail preferences don't often overlap, but yesterday he made the most amazing summer cocktail that I am now sharing with you.


A couple of years ago, we tried our hand at infusions for the first time--something we've done with great success many times since.  We've done jalepenos, blueberries, pineapple, vanilla bean, lemon, lime, and even bacon {Honestly, there's not much to infusing liquors.  You basically cut up whatever it is you want to flavor your liquor with, put it in your liquor of choice, set it away from sunlight, and strain anywhere from 4 days to a couple of weeks later.  A simple internet search will provide any ingredient-specific directions.}.  For whatever reason, however, we've sort of been at a loss as to how to use the cucumber-infused vodka (all the way to left in this pic).
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I'm convinced that there is absolutely no better use for it than this very cocktail.  It's light, refreshing, and slightly sweet. Absolutely delicious!  So, without further ado:

Summer Cucumber Cocktail
Cucumber-Infused Vodka
Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
Simple Syrup
Slice of Cucumber (for garnish)

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add 4 parts Cucumber-Infused Vodka, 1 part Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, and 1 part Simple Syrup. 
  • Shake.
  • Strain into cocktail glass. 
  • Garnish with cucumber slice.


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