The first time I saw Mr. Q Cumber’s soda at the store I just new it would be perfect for a cocktail. When I found some awesome cucumbers at the farmers’ market the other day I knew that it was the perfect time to test my theory.
When its especially hot and humid, as it has been here, the thought of making even the simplest of cocktails can feel a bit like a chore. This cucumber soda is great because it does all of the work for you. Its pretty good on its own, but adding a few cucumber slices, a lemon wheel, and a bit of vodka makes a delicious cocktail that practically makes itself.
If you can’t find Mr. Q Cumber’s, you could try to make your own by muddling some cucumber, adding a bit of simple syrup, then top with club soda or seltzer. This drink would be just as good with gin instead of vodka, but if you do opt for gin, then I recommend using a few lime wheels instead of lemon.
• 2oz vodka (or gin)
• 1/2 Mr. Q’s Cucumber Soda (one bottle should be enough for about two drinks)
• Cucumber slices and lemon (or lime) to taste.
1. Add cucumber slices to a glass with ice and vodka; let sit for a minute to meld flavors
2. Top with cucumber soda, then garnish with a lemon wheel.
Enjoy while doing some serious relaxing on the porch!