We are fond of creating delicious cocktails here at Epicure. From time to time we enlist help from our on-staff sommelier, Emily Jo Larkin. She came up with this refreshing Cucumber Cooler which highlights delicious peak season local cucumbers with gin and fresh lime for a tasty summer pick me up.
Note: This recipe is for 1 cocktail. Simply scale up as needed.
4 Slices cucumber
3-4 Parsley water ice cubes, recipe below
1.5 oz London Dry Gin
1 oz Dry Vermouth
½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
Splash Club Soda
Muddle cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker
Add parsley water ice cubes
Add gin, vermouth, and lime juice to shaker
Shake and pour into collins glass
Top with club soda, garnish with fresh parsley. Serve & Enjoy!
Parsley Water Ice Cubes
Soak 2 bunches italian parsley in a half gallon of water at room temperature for 24 hours.
Strain and pour the parsley water into ice cube trays. Freeze.