Ahhhh – the always refreshing cucumber is certainly a must for Summer! This cocktail comes from my close Gal Pal Wendy Steinmetz… I call her “Wendy Woo” because she is so much fun and a hoot.
Her ‘go-to’ Summer cocktail for Summer 2020 is the ‘White Linen’, only with a little twist inspired by the fabulous restaurant, Monkey Cat, located in the heart of downtown Auburn, CA. (https://monkeycat.com/)
Wendy says “A traditional “White Linen” calls for gin, but my recipe, inspired by Monkey Cat, substitutes the gin with the award-winning, farm crafted organic cucumber flavored vodka from Prairie Spirits (https://prairieorganicspirits.com/products/). Yum! This vodka is delicious all alone on the rocks, but adding a few refreshing ingredients makes it an irresistible must-have cocktail for backyard gatherings and dockside adventures on the lake.
Pairing this signature summer cocktail alongside my most favorite Summer candle from Lakebound Candle Co, “Beach Bum” sets the mood and celebrates some of those other incredible notes of Summer – creamy coconut, sea salt and soft amber. ( https://lakeboundcandleco.com/collections/summer-collection)
Of course, every Summer cocktail tastes better in the “Happy Hour” drinker from glassybaby! (https://www.glassybaby.com/happy-hour) – truly a work of art!
White Linen – Dockside
(inspired by Monkey Cat)
5-6 fresh cucumber slices
½ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ½ ounce Prairie organic cucumber flavored vodka
1.2 ounce St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
2 ounces Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water – Lime
Cucumber & Lime slices for garnish (optional)
Muddle cucumber slices in a shaker. Add ice, lime juice, vodka and elderflower liqueur and shake vigorously.
Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with fresh cucumber and lime slices if you wish. Enjoy!