Friday, September 2, 2011

Elderflower Cucumber Cocktail

Here's my new cocktail for the Labor Day Weekend. It involves minimal effort -- all you have to do is shake your thang!

This week, my aim was to create a cocktail with two newly-procured items. One of those was Thatcher's Organic Artisan Elderflower and the other was Zevia Grapefruit Soda. All I did was mix these two new ingredients with some tried and true flavors (Tito's Handmade Vodka and cucumbers from the local market). The result was a refreshingly fruity and flowery cocktail. It's a perfect start to the last-hurrah-holiday-weekend-of-summer.

Elderflower Cucumber Cocktail

  1. Put the following into a cocktail shaker:
    • 1 shot vodka (I used Tito's Handmade Vodka from Austin, TX, baby!)
    • 1 shot elderflower liqueur (I used Thatcher's Organic)
    • 3 slices cucumber
    • 4 ice cubes
  2. Shake until cold and strain over 3/4 c crushed ice.
  3. Top with:
    • 2 shots grapefruit soda (I used Zevia Grapefruit Soda)
    • 1 shot seltzer
  4. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.
  5. Drink to a sweet Labor Day Weekend!

5 red beans:

Sarah said...

I've been meaning to procure something in elderberry. Now I have a really good excuse!

How is the zevia soda? I was checking it out, but I think my family will say it's gross. Is it super stevia tasting?

Make a Roux said...

You should definitely try the elderflower liqueur. I even like just a splash of it in seltzer or club soda for a refreshing low-alcohol drink.

The Zevia sodas are okay. I am glad to have something that uses stevia, but I still find it a bit too sweet. I mix it 1:1 with seltzer, which makes it much nicer.

misti said...

Ah! My comment keeps disappearing into web space or wherever, lol!

This sounds so light and refreshing! A good farewell summer cocktail...and post baby "drank" as we all say here ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check on Ella! :)

Make a Roux said...

Yeah, misti! You can have a "drank" now! YAY! Congratulations on your sweet little bundle of joy.

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