We have another great refreshing summer drink for you to enjoy, using two of the most prolific items to be grown in summer. Cucumber and mint! Together they make great combination of flavors that are simply refreshing in this months herb infused cocktail from The Oaks bed and breakfast.
Simple to make yet refreshing to drink. The use of Gin as the alcohol and the sparkling water are the perfect combination to quench your thirst on these hot Texas summer days. The mint simple syrup ads a touch of sweetness that brings out the flavor of the mint throughout the drink. We did make this one ourselves from the mint in the garden, so we know you can too.
I'm sure there are easier ways to slice the cucumber very thinly, so if you figure that out let me know. We just used a knife and made the cuts as thin as possible. The use of a Collins glass makes the cucumber stand out, when lined against the glass.
Here is what we did to put this drink together.
Sparkling Cucumber Mint Gin
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce mint simple syrup
2 ounce gin
3-4 ounce of sparking water of choice
Line your glass with thin sliced cucumber. Pour all of the liquid into a glass and stir to mix the flavors. Top off the glass with ice. Garnish with mint.
That's all there is to this months cocktail. A very easy drink to mix as well as enjoy. Grab those cucumbers slice them then and mix up some drinks for your next get together. Of course you can always enjoy this months cocktail at the Tipsy Oak Lounge any Thursday - Saturday from 4-8 pm. We will be more than happy to mix this drink for your enjoyment.
As always please drink responsibly and have a designated driver. Until next months cocktail, Cheers!