Tipple Tuesday: Discover Cucumber

Cucumber is one of today’s most exciting flavors. Proven successful by Hendrick’s Gin, these new vodka’s are sporting the cucumber flavor waiting for you to experiment with the many cocktails available on their websites and present them to your quests. My guess is that they will love them!

Effen Cucumber - Tipple Tuesday - in the Mix Magazine

Effen Cucumber, the newest on the market. 75 proof from Holland. Distributed by Beam Global.
We suggest a Cucumber Elegant.

Cucumber Elegant
2 parts Effen Cucumber Vodka
1 part fresh lime juice
¾ part simple syrup
8 mint leaves
Combine ingrediants in a 3 piece shaker and shake vigorously to chill. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

Pearl Cucumber - Tipple Tuesday - in the Mix Magazine

Pearl Cucumber, 70 proof. Soft winter wheat, crisp, pure mountain water combines to make this 5 times distilled, micro-batched vodka a treat. Pearl is handled by Luxco Spirited Brands.
We suggest a Pearl Cool Cucumber.

Pearl Cool Cucumber
1 ½ oz. Pearl Cucumber Vodka
¼ oz. Arrow Triple Sec
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh limes
Club soda
In a shaker glass muddle 2 lime slices and 2 fresh basil leaves. Add vodka and triple sec, shake well, pour over ice in a tall glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

Going Green By Gina Chersevani, Mixologist, Washington DC - Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka

Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka, 80 proof made with organic American rye and organic cucumbers, crafted by combining the essence of organic cucumber with our original certified organic American rye vodka. To keep cucumber’s fresh aroma, they applied the same skills used to capture the aromatics of flowers and plants in natural fragrances.
We suggest a Going Green

Going Green By Gina Chersevani, Mixologist, Washington DC
2 oz. Square One Cucumber
4 oz. of Jasmine Green Tea (prep and cool tea before use)
1 packet or 1/2 teaspoon of Stevia natural herb sweetener
1 oz. Cointreau
1 dash Fee Brothers Mint Bitters
A sprig of organic mint for garnish
In a large tumbler (9-10 oz.) com¬bine all ingredients and give it a quick stir. Fill with ice and garnish with sprig of mint.

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