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Cool as a Cucumber… Gimlet

 A traditional Gimlet is one of the easiest cocktails around.  The original cocktail, as explained in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, is half gin, half Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial.

The Auberge du Soleil ‘Cukes Gimlet takes a modern twist on this classic cocktail. With the use of Vodka instead of Gin, and the addition of fresh lime, cucumber and mint, adds some refreshing flavor and aroma.  It’s still incredibly simple, but it is cool and sophisticated.

Cucumber, so cooling and bright, is a wonderful summertime ingredient – especially in a cocktail.  There are two ways of preparing cucumber gimlets, you can either infuse the liquor with cucumber slices, which would take few days or just use a muddling technique like we do at the Auberge Bistro & Bar

These refreshing cocktails are perfect for summer entertaining.  Or, make a trip up to the bar at Auberge du Soleil’s Bistro & Bar and let our expert bartenders make you this refreshing cocktail to get you through the summer heat.

‘Cukes Gimlet

 Ingredients:

  • 3 oz                       Ketel One Citroen
  • .5 oz                      Lime Juice
  • .5 oz                      Simple Syrup
  • 4 Slices                  Fresh English Cucumber
  • 8 each                   Mint Leaves
  •  Salt Rim              Use 2 tablespoons cayenne to each
  •                                 (half cup of salt, reserve for repeat use)

 Method:

  • Salt the rim of two tall glasses with cayenne/salt mix
  • Muddle mint and cucumber
  • Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup
  • Shake and pour over ice
  • Garnish with a cucumber slice

 Cocktail Chef Vincent Lee

CATEGORIES: Bistro & Bar, General

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