When I was home recently, Mom and I spent a lot of time in the kitchen together. We shared our kitchen secrets, and even catered my best friend’s bridal shower. But an East Texas kitchen in June can be hotter than Hell, so we mixed up this cooling cocktail.
Ingredients, for pitcher
1/2 cup citrus vodka, chilled
1/2 cup simple syrup, cooled
1 cup club soda
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
Crushed mint, as desired (I used two sprigs)
Stack cucumber in bottom of pitcher. Add mint.
Pour vodka, simple syrup and club soda over cucumbers.
Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes, or pour over ice.
Garnish with cucumber and mint.