"This is Diane's favorite. Everyday this lighthearted cocktail awaits her when she's done with her work."
This cocktail is perfect for a sunny afternoon on the porch. I like to use all organic ingredients where possible. Try to find a local wildflower honey, that way you also work on your immune system while you're enjoying this delicious drink. We have a lemon tree, so I feel spoiled, but if you can get your hands on some meyer lemons it will enrich the flavor.
Here's the recipe:
6 mint leaves
1 tbsp local wildflower honey
2 slices of cucumber
1oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz Vodka, I prefer the cucumber & mint from the botanical Ketel One
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 cup of ice
1 Put the mint leaves, cucumber slices, honey, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Crush the leaves and slices so the flavors mix well.
2 Add the rest of the ingredients.
3 Shake until cool throughout.
4 Pour into a glass and garnish with some cucumber, lemon, and mint.