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Jun 23, 2009 08:50 AM

Cucumber Based Cocktails

Now that the warm weather is here I have become obsessed with cucumber based cocktails. My current favorite is the Miners Club Cocktail at Central. But I have made it my mission to seek out other cucumber-based cocktails and try them all (not in one sitting of course...perhaps over the course of a few weeks :) ).

Have you seen any interesting cucumber-based cocktails or tried any yummy ones? I'm interested in hearing your recs.

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  1. Try a Hendricks Gin & tonic, with a sliver of Cucumber!
    So very refreshing.
    From their web site:
    "First is a lovely hint of Bulgarian Rose, which is extracted by gently pressing essential oils from the petals. Next comes the coup de grace — Cucumber, the essence of which is obtained by mashing the fresh fruit, then mixing the pulp with cold water."

    They use cucumber in this gin, it has an unbelievable clean taste.
    Their web site:

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    1. re: pacheeseguy

      Hendricks anything! Do you like gimlets? I ordered a Hendrick's gimlet the other day ( at a restaurant out of town that uses fresh juice, not Rose's), and it was amazing. I'll also second the cucumber mojito at Zengo.

      1. re: katecm

        I've never had a gimlet. Where do you usually order them? I think I've seen it on the PS7 drink menu before.

      2. re: pacheeseguy

        Do you know where to get a good one in the area or does it not really matter?

        1. re: Elyssa

          It's usually gin or vodka with Rose's lime juice, but good bars will make it with sweetened, fresh-squeezed lime juice. The Rose's can be really sweet and cloyingly overpowering, but at the same time, a lot of people prefer it because they're used to it. I like the fresh stuff. PS7 used to have an amazing one, before the new bartender (but that's okay, since she's worth losing my favorite drink).

      3. Pimm's Cup #1 is served (properly) with a long cucumber slice.

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        1. re: MikeR

          I love Pimm's Cup. I tried Rasika's version and that was good. Where else?

          1. re: Elyssa

            I haven't had a Pimm's Cup for ages. Used to get it at Gaylord's but that's been gone for years. These days I don't drink much, particularly at restaurant bar prices.

            1. re: Elyssa

              You can get a yummy one at Acadiana... but googling the recipe from Pimms and making your own is the best!

          2. I had a cucumber drink at Zengo. maybe it was a cucumber mojito, but i can't remember......i did have more than one! but that's not the reason i can't remember! ;-)

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            1. re: zelda68

              Yes, they have a great cucumber mojito! Highly recommend.

            2. Recently at Embassy of Finland where they had a cucumber vodka mixed with Izze's clementine soda. It was soooo good! I also remember Corduroy have a pretty tasty drink last summer.

              1. Thanks for all these recommendations. I'll try to hit up all of them over the course of the summer :)