Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DIY: Cilantro-Cucumber Coolers

Check out my Back Bay Patch column from last week for the full story behind this uber-refreshing cocktail.

The version I'm posting here is slightly different from the one posted on Back Bay Patch. This second time around I used cucumber-infused vodka instead of muddling the cucumber with the cilantro and the result was a much smoother cocktail. The drink does look pretty with the cucumbers floating around in it though...

- Several sprigs fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, juiced
- .5 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz cucumber infused vodka
- Club soda
- Ice

Muddle cilantro and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup and ice. Shake. Pour into glasses and top with club soda.