#FridayCocktail – Green as Spring
As I stare out my office window at the bright green grass that has begun to push through, I am reminded that this beautiful vibrant shade is so indicative of spring. It’s not the same as a summer green or an autumn green; all the new vegetation has an almost florescent quality. Perhaps it is just the contrast to the muted colours of winter but, it is nonetheless, breathtaking. Here’s a cocktail that tries to capture the essence of spring green.
2 slices of a peeled cucumber
1 slice of an unpeeled cucumber (for garnish)
1 ½ ounces of gin
½ ounce of absinthe
1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
½ ounce of simple syrup
Chilled tonic water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the peeled cucumber.
Add absinthe and gin and let them get acquainted (about 30 seconds).
Add lemon/lime juice, simple syrup and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into any tall glass.
Top with tonic.
Add unpeeled cucumber as garnish.