Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cucumber NUMB-er

Cucumber Numb-er

El Presidente deserved one of these last night...que rudo!

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see note)
1 cup gin
1 cucumber, sliced
2 cups chilled club soda

In 2 qt. pitcher muddle cucumber slices, lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir in gin.  Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight

Pour over ice in a medium-size (8 to 12 oz.) glass, then top evenly with club soda. 

How to make Simple syrup
In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool.

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