Cucumber Lime Cooler

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 | Recipies, Uncategorized

This recipe was inspired by a fabulous cucmber lime martini I had at Colonie, the hottest new restaurant to open in Brooklyn Heights this past year.

If you don’t have a juicer, you can leave out the juiced cucumber and just use sliced cucumber. This makes more of a refreshing limeade, which is also quite delicious, but less cucumber-y and bright green.

I personally prefer this recipe made with gin. I think it holds up better to the sweetness of St. Germaine - especially good with an herbal gin like Hendrick’s. Last night, though, I made this recipe for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and we chose to use vodka, since my mom isn’t a huge gin fan. Either way works!

In a medium sized punch bowl, mix the following over a mixture of ice cubes and small blocks of ice:

  • 1 - 1.5L Gin or Vodka (depending on strength desired)
  • 1 Bottle St Germaine
  • 3 English (hot house) Cucumbers - 2 juiced, 1 sliced thin
  • 15 - 18 Limes - juiced
  • 2 L Club Soda

Note: To make small blocks of ice, freeze water in small to medium-sized tupperware containers overnight. If you boil the water (then let it cool) before freezing, it will freeze completely clear without bubbles.

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