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COCKTAIL RECIPES | CUCUMBER

 

The Humidity Blocker
Created by Kristen Schaefer | Absolut Vodka Brand Ambassador
1.5 oz. Absolut Citron
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon
Cucumber DRY Soda
Serve: Collins Glass
Garnish: Thin Cucumber Stick

  • Add first three ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake 5-7 seconds and strain over ice-filled glass.
  • Top with Cucumber DRY Soda, stir once and garnish.

DRY Pimm's No. 1 Cup
Created by Trip Sandifer | The Spence - Atlanta, GA
Batch Recipe:
2 oz. Pimm's No. 1
1 oz. Peach Puree
1 tsp. Ginger Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Cucumber DRY Soda
Serve: Collins Glass
Garnish: Cucumber spear and star anise pod

  • Pour first four ingredients into ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake 5 to 7 seconds.
  • Strain over ice in Collins glass.
  • Top with Cucumber DRY Soda and garnish with cucumber spear and star anise pod.

Have a Good Bay
Created by Jair Bustillos | Back Bar USA Mixology Division
Las Vegas, NV

Batch Recipe:
25 oz. Bombay Sapphire East Gin infused with lemongrass
8 oz. Basil gomme syrup
8 oz. Fresh lemon juice
2 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
Serve: Rocks Glass
Garnish: Japanese cucumber slice

  • Mix gin, gomme syrup, and lemon juice in cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into rocks glass half-filled with ice.
  • Top with Cucumber DRY Soda and garnish with Japanese cucumber slice.

Counterbalance
Created by Jared Scarr & Andrew Lanier | Crush Restaurant
Seattle, WA

2 oz. Hendrick's Gin
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. fresh cucumber juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar
4 mint leaves
1 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
Serve: Tall Rocks Glass
Garnish: Cucumber slices and mint leaves

  • Muddle mint, lemon, lime & cucumber juices, agave nectar, and gin.
  • Shake with ice and fine strain into an ice filled tall rocks glass.
  • Top with Cucumber DRY Soda, then garnish with cucumber slices and mint leaves.

Cucumber DRY and Juniper Crush
Created by Marcelo Nascimento, Chief Bar Chef of Lucky 13 Cocktail Catering
2 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 inch quartered, peeled, organic cucumber
2 Juniper Berries
.75 oz. Basil Simple Syrup
.50 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cracked black pepper
1.5 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
Garnish: Knotted organic cucumber peel seasoned with lime & salt

  • In a shaker, muddle cucumber, juniper berries and a pinch of black pepper.
  • Add ice, vodka, basil simple syrup and lemon juice.
  • Shake vigorously, empty into a Double Old Fashioned glass and top with Cucumber DRY Soda.
  • Garnish with an organic cucumber peel and cracked black pepper.

Greek Goddess
2 oz. citrus vodka
1 oz. freshly squeeze white grape juice
4 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Serve: Chimney Glass
Garnish: Thinly sliced cucumber spears

  • Shake all ingredients together, except DRY Soda.
  • Pour over ice into a chimney glass, top with Cucumber DRY and mix lightly.
  • Garnish with Cucumber spears.

Maçã e Hortelã 
Bill Norris | FINO, Custom Libations - Austin, TX 
2 oz. Cabana Cachaca
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
3 Slices of Granny Smith Apple
6 mint leaves
3-4 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda, chilled
Serve: Collins Glass
Garnish: Apple Slice and Mint

  • In a mixing glass, muddle apple, mint and simple syrup until apples are well crushed.
  • Add Cabana Cachaca, bitters and ice.  Shake well and double strain into iced collins glass.  
  • Top with Cucumber DRY Soda and garnish with an apple slice and mint top.

Sparkling Cucumberita
2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
Serve: Large Margarita Glass
Garnish: Cucumber and Lime Wedges, Crushed Ice

  • Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients, except DRY Soda, and shake vigorously.
  • Put 2 oz. crushed ice in prepared glass, then add margarita mixture and Cucumber DRY. Mix lightly.
  • Garnish with lime and cucumber wedges on the side of the glass.

The Rizzo
Developed by Stef Andrews for WeHeartThis.com
3 oz. rum
3 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 cup seedless watermelon
12 mint leaves
Serve: Collins Glass (makes two servings)
Garnish: mint leaf, watermelon slice, cucumber slice

  • Muddle watermelon, mint and simple syrup, then strain and pour into measuring glass.
  • Fill collins glasses with ice. Divide watermelon mixture evenly between the two glasses.
  • Top with 1.5 oz each of rum and Cucumber DRY Soda per glass.
  • Garnish with a mint leaf, fresh watermelon and cucumber slice.