Last night, my friend Dia came over for dinner, and I was super excited to create a cocktail that would “wow” her. Dia and I don’t share the same taste in cocktails. While I opt for either vodka or tequila and my drinks typically have only 1 or 2 ingredients in them, Dia asks for a drink menu every time we go out, and always picks something recommended by the house.
One of her favorites in particular is a drink known as the cucumber cooler, so I decided to create a cucumber cooler of my own, while adding a little twist to it.
I’ve been working around the clock to create new recipes and Dia is one of my “go to” people because I can always trust her to be honest with me when it comes to food and when it comes to life. This is only one of the many reasons, I consider her to be one of my closest friends.
Needless to say, this drink not only met Dia’s approval.. it exceeded it! It took a few tries to get it right, but when I finally did, we were both taken aback by the perfect balance of thyme & Meyer lemon mixed with english cucumber. It was so refreshing with the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness.
Every summer at the Cape, Dia & I conjure up a fun and refreshing cocktail that we can take pool or oceanside! And I have a feeling.. this is going to be the one for summer 2015!
So, here you go.. Enjoy! And have several! 🙂
3 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce seltzer
1 teaspoon agave
A few sprigs of fresh thyme
Meyer lemon (about 1 per drink)
Peel the thyme off of 2 sprigs and place it in a shaker.
Add 2 lemon slices, 5 slices of cucumber (diced), and a teaspoon of agave.
Then add ice to the shaker, along with the tequila, and seltzer.
Shake until the outside of the shaker is ice cold (usually about 50 to 60 shakes).
You want to make sure all of the ingredients and the natural oils from the thyme leaves are released into the drink.
Pour the drink over ice in an “on the rocks” glass (as I like to call it) and garnish it with a few sprigs of thyme, 2 lemon slices, and a slice of cucumber, and serve.
Trust me, this delicious drink, will make you want more! 🙂