Friday, February 12, 2021

Bros Of Summer (Original Recipe)


I still had some Blue Monkey watermelon juice left over from making the Over And Out. When you are working with a lot of fresh ingredients like mint and cucumber, vodka is all you need to add alcohol. Anything else will confuse things, and sometimes you want to experience the natural flavors for themselves. 

This is a knock off drink that was super popular ten years ago, the Cucumber Mint Martini. This misnomer cocktail was quickly picked up as soon as restaurants began stocking their bars with fresh ingredients. It is still good, but vodka seems to be an "old hat" ingredient. In this case, the drink has aged well.

  • 2 oz. 100-proof vodka
  • 3 cucumber wheels
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. watermelon juice (Blue Monkey used)
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • mint sprig garnish

Muddle mint and cucumber in a shaker and fill it with the remaining liquid ingredients and ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with mint sprig.

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