Friday Wine Tasting… I heart cucumber and mint

June 4, 2011

The other night I was having dinner at Whitfield’s in Guilford, which happened to be their Taco Night and I had the most incredible Margarita (Cucumber/Blueberry, sounds like an interesting combination but it was amazing) which prompted me to get creative tonight for our happy hour on the deck.  I must admit I am turning into quite the mixologist these days, I love fresh ingredients in cocktails and since we are growing some of my favorites on our deck this summer it makes it easy to experiment.  This is a recipe you have to try!

Ingredients (Cucumber/Mint Syrup)
Handful of Mint Leaves
1/2 Cucumber Juice
4 shots St. Germain
1/4 lime juice

Muddle the mint in a mortar and pestle, Juice 1/2 of a cucumber through a juicer, and then combine together with 4 shots of St. Germain. Then add two shots of this mixture with 2 shots of patron, a cup full of ice, juice of a 1/4 of a lime and top it off with club soda for the perfect “sarahrita”

This weekend we have two amazing weddings going on and couldn’t be more thrilled for Meghan and Ben and Laura and Kevin.  The weather is looking amazing!!  Cheers to you both, and Happy Friday Everyone!!!