This is hands down one of my favorite drinks in the Summer. A restaurant in Maine used to make something similar that they called a “Taste of Summer” which used Gin, and since then it is what my friends and I call this type of drink. I prefer Vodka over Gin but you can use whichever you please.
It is basically just a Vodka and Tonic, or Gin and Tonic, with lime and a muddled cucumber. I think the restaurant also added a simple syrup but I like it without. I absolutely love the taste of cucumber in this drink and you can add more of a cucumber flavor by using Cucumber Vodka.
Vodka (or Gin)
Muddle a cucumber in the bottom of a glass. You can crush the cucumber before putting in the glass, or just use a spoon to mash it while in the glass. You just want to release the cucumber flavor.
Add ice, then equal parts Vodka and Tonic Water and a squeeze of lime. Stir.
Use a lime wedge and a cumber slice for garnish. Enjoy!
Cosmos are one of my “go to” drinks when I am ordering a cocktail at a restaurant. There are so many different variations of this popular drink but this is the version that I enjoy at home and I hope you’ll enjoy it too!
2 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Countreau
1 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
Ignore the Gin marker on the bottle, it is actually Vodka. I don’t drink Gin and it was the only antique bottle marker I had and I like the way it looks on my decanter.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy!
Looking for a fun Saturday Sip? Or any day sip? How about the combination of raspberry and lemon? Some of my favorite flavors together are lemon and raspberry, so Chambord and Limoncello were on the liquor store “packie” shopping list.
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. Chambord
Squeeze of a lemon
Rim a martini glass with lemon juice, and dip it in some sugar to make a lemon sugar rim.
Add all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker along with some ice and shake well.
Pour into your sugar rimmed martini glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Lemon and blueberry are two flavors that go together so well, and also two of my favorite flavors. I actually just had a lemon blueberry scone the other day, so yummy. When it comes to cocktail hour try mixing up these flavors for a delicious martini!
1.5 oz. Blueberry Vodka
1.5 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1.5 oz. Limoncello
Fresh blueberries and lemon for garnish
Shake vodkas and limoncello in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a glass and garnish with the blueberries and lemon. Enjoy!