#FridayCocktail – Green as Spring

By / Wine + Drinks / May 2nd, 2014 / 1

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.


Shannon is an urban soul living (and loving) a small-town, country life. Short term goals include always keeping her wine glass, and outlook on life, half-full. Long term goal…taking her three boys on a 6 month south Pacific adventure. We’ll keep you updated.

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