Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

July 25, 2011

Rx for a Sunday Afternoon...

Nathalie and I are both lovers of the local cafe's cucumber lemonade, and we'd been wanting to try putting a cocktail spin on it for some time. Alain was making a quick trip to the grocery store, so I added a couple of ingredients to his list, and he also came in bearing fresh lemons from our tree. The crisper yielded one large cucumber, and one small Egyptian cuke willing to sacrifice themselves for the cause. Here's what transpired:









It was blissfully simple, and infused with the cooling flavor of the cucumbers, the tang of fresh lemon, all bound with a few spoonfuls of lemonade concentrate and a jigger of vodka. I used a cup or so of filtered water with the concentrate and let the blender do the rest. Vodka over ice in the shaker, add the lemonade, and shake things up. Garnish with spiral cut cucumber or mint.

Note: We drank ours frothy, but if you wanted a more traditional, clarified martini, sieve it using a coffee filter or cheesecloth...

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Yum, yum!

GarterMademoiselle said...

Looks refreshing and yummy all at the same time! Wish I could have come by for a glass shared with you. ~D

JoAnn said...

Sounds so refreshing, yum!

n.jamar said...

agh can't believe you made it without me!!! girls night soon including a few of these please!

Perch Home said...

So hot here on the East Coast these look perfect!

Le Potager said...

Nancy,
This drink looks awesome! I think tomorrow (Sunday) will be the perfect day for me to whip up a batch. - John

rochambeau said...

Hello Nancy,
This sounds yummy! Kind of like Pimm's w/o the Pimm's~~
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you!! SO happy you liked. When I heard your music here, it inspired me to make you a cd~

xox
Constance