Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great Summer Cocktail Recipe

Just like Harvest, this refreshing summer cocktail has the perfect blend of classic flavor and earthy accents, all with a fresh new kick!

Cucumber Lemonade Chiller (serves 4)


3 large cucumbers
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh rosemary
4 rosemary sprigs for garnish
1 cup water
6 oz. (3/4 cup) gin
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar


Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish
Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber, transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree over a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, gin, lemon juice, and sugar to the cucmber mixture; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish glasses with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

recipe adapted from www.eatingwell.com

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