This is a mixology cocktail influenced by pre-prohibition cocktails based on high quality spirits and natural fresh organic fruits and veggie ingredients. This is one of the most amazing cocktails I have ever experienced.
Each sip is an explosion of fresh taste. The combination of cucumber and mint is so exciting that it inspires great conversations!
Chill glasses by filling with ice. You can use martini or cocktail glasses filled with ice.
4 Slices of Cucumber (if using small persian cucumbers – 8 slices)
1 Splash of Water or Soda Water
10 Fresh Mint Leaves
Place cucumber slices into a cocktail shaker. Add a splash of water or soda water. Using a muddling tool, press the slices using the muddling tool to release juice- you can also use a bowl and a fork, or a mortar and pestle to lightly mash the cucumber slices. Then add mint and lightly bruise it into the cucumber.
With cucumber mint mixture in the cocktail shaker, fill shaker with Cocktail Ice (preferably) or homemade ice in a pinch.
4 oz High Quality Tequila
(Anejo Tequila adds a distinctive Tequila flavor to the drink. A Silver Tequila is a little more transparent in taste.)
2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
4 oz Organic Coconut Palm Simple Syrup (natural low-glycemic sweetener)
(To make Coconut Palm Simple Syrup – mix 2 oz Coconut Palm Nectar with 6 oz Water (spring or filtered))
Shake above ingredients in a cocktail shaker vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and float a thin slice of fresh cucumber on top. Or, strain into cocktail glasses over ice. Cheers!