Recently my blog friends Shay and Marg started Cocktail Wednesdays. Each week they celebrate the middle of the week by picking a different cocktail for review.
As the weeks have gone by they seem to be getting more and more adventurous and are trying some very unusual drinks, one even included coffee and bacon, yerrk!! A Cucumber Collins might be a bit tame for these fearless adventurers but they're being polite enough to try it when I told them it was one of my favourite cocktails.
Cucumber Collins' are more of a summer drink, so for those of you who are knee deep in snow you may want to bookmark this to try when the weather warms up.
1/4 cup Cucumber
1 tsp Lime
(Some recipes say mint instead of coriander but I think coriander has a lovely floral, aromatic flavour)
2 Ounces of Gin
2 teaspoons of Sugar
In a cocktail shaker,
Muddle the Cucumber, Coriander and Sugar
Add the Lime Juice and Gin and Ice
Strain into a tall Collins glass
Top it off with soda water
Usually I like to go over the top with colourful accessories when garnishing cocktails
but a Cucumber Collins just needs a straw, a slice of cucumber and long wedge popped into the drink.
Served on a pretty table cloth.
For those who don't like alcohol we tried the same recipe without the gin and I can assure you it tasted just as good. Very refreshing!! It's nice with a few strawberries thrown in too!
I'll be curious to hear what Shay and Marg will say about this cocktail. To read their verdicts pop over to their blogs. ( Sometimes they don't post their reviews until later on Thursdays, I guess it depends on how good the cocktails were)
Shay - Quilting in My Pyjamas
Marg- Sunshine? Paradise?