We continued to have horrendous weather over the weekend. It rained and rained and rained. And, for good measure, it was freezing. A friend of ours was helping someone move a sailboat. They eventually had to dock less than half-way through the trip because it started sleeting! When we saw him at the marina, he said he’d never been so cold in his life. I think they all wanted to kiss the dock when they finally tied up.
Tom came up with this delicious cocktail to help combat our weather-related malaise. It reminded us of that cucumber and/or mint water you get at the spa, hence the name. I also keep cucumber-infused water around a lot in the summer, so it was a nice reminder of warmer weather, too. We should have brought a pitcher of these to the guys moving the boat!
We’d never used mint bitters before, so were surprised to discover that they are a great shade of green! It makes the drink even better, I think. They are also seriously minty, so you’ve been warned.
Such a pretty color!
Spa Water Cocktail
2 oz vodka
1-2 dashes mint bitters
3 slices seedless (hothouse) cucumber
Mint and cucumber garnish (optional)
Put the vodka, bitters, and cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about a minute to really bruise the cucumber slices and release their flavor. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a cucumber slice, if desired.