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Cucumber Cooler

The combination of cucumber and lime juice is a refreshing alternative to sweeter cocktails. If you’ll be hosting a crowd, make a large batch in a pitcher and refrigerate. Then pour individual servings into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice just before serving, as directed below. To create the cucumber ribbon for garnishing the drink, pull a vegetable peeler lengthwise down the cucumber (no need to peel it first).

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 fl. oz. vodka
  • 2 fl. oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 fl. oz. light agave nectar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 4 round cucumber slices, plus 1 cucumber ribbon
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1/2 cup ice, plus more for serving

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lime juice, agave nectar, bitters, cucumber slices and 1 of the mint sprigs. Add the 1/2 cup ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with the remaining mint sprig and the cucumber ribbon. Serves 1.

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