Friday, August 31, 2012

Cocktail of the Week: Tequila Cucumber Mint Cooler

I more and more am drawn to cocktails that are salads in a glass.  I love the trend that includes cucumber in the glass.  Here it partners with the heat of mint, the smoothness of elderflower liqueur and the bite of ginger beer for a drink that is sippable all the day long during your Labor Day weekend festivities.

Tequila Cucumber Mint Cooler
Makes one cocktail.

1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1/4 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
3/4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
5 very thin slices cucumber
2 mint sprigs
3 ounces ginger beer
Angostura bitters

Place tequila, St. Germain, lime juice, cucumber and mint in a shaker.  Add ice and shake briefly.  Pour into a collins glass and top with the ginger beer.  Add a dash of Angostura bitters to top things off.

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