5.15.2012

Tipsy Tuesday: Cucumber Lemon Cooler

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My love of cucumber vodka is no secret.  Heck, I practically planned a whole party around it last summer just to coax people into coming up with new uses for it.

This one is inspired by a Pimms Cup, which is one of my husband's summertime favorites.  This cucumber-lemon cooler is light, super mild, not too sweet, and not too sour. 

INGREDIENTS
1 part Cucumber-Infused Vodka
1 part Club Soda
1 part Sparkling Lemon Soda

DIRECTIONS
Stir together ingredients over ice.  Garnish with a sugar rim and slices of lemon and cucumber.

Cucumber Lemon Punch 1Cucumber Lemon Punch 2Cucumber Lemon Punch 3Cucumber Lemon Punch 4Cucumber Lemon Punch 5

Because this drink is so mild and drinkable, it's perfect for mixing up a whole pitcher, which I did just a few weekends ago for a crafternoon with some lady friends.

Cucumber Lemon Punch 6

A few ingredient notes:

Cucumber-Infused Vodka:  Infusing vodka with cucumber is super easy.  A liter of vodka requires about 2 cucumbers.  Peel, de-seed, and chop the cucumbers.  Allow to infuse in the vodka for about 5 days.

Sparkling Lemon Soda:  Italian lemon soda will work just fine.  Although, I used a delightful sparkling meyer lemon soda that I found at World Market that has a nice little sour kick to it.

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I've never had cucumber vodka, but I'm willing to try anything to discover a refreshing summer stand-by!

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  2. Ok, I'm dumb. Do you let it infuse at room temperature?

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    1. Doesn't really matter! But it should be cool and dark. I put mine in the fridge.

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    2. Makes sense. I keep our vodka (double chocolate is what we have right now) in the freezer, but I assumed maybe that wouldn't work because the cucumbers and lemons would freeze and get everything all funky. Any particular vodka brand you use?

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