Friday, 19 July 2013

Friday Fun - Cucumber Presse

Sister and family stopped over at ours a couple of Fridays ago on their way to France.  I made a jug of this cocktail for us to enjoy.

1/2 cucumber - chopped
the leaves from a few sprigs of thyme
150ml vodka
3 tbsp caster sugar
300ml white wine
bottle of tonic water
juice of 1 lemon

Whizz the cucumber and thyme leaves in a food processor, then strain though a sieve into a large jug.  Discard the pulp.  Add the vodka, caster sugar and white wine to the jug and stir well.  Top up with tonic water and add the lemon juice according to taste.

Add ice cubes if you like - my jug has a bit down the middle for ice cubes - so it doesn't dilute the drink.  However as it has been so hot here I needed lots of ice for this picture  - I served the drink in a marmalade jar with a sprig of mint and a retro straw!

This is a really refreshing long drink - perfect for summer - enjoy!

Have a good weekend.


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