Saturday in the Park

It’s Spring Break here at The Blind Pig household.  We definitely have Spring Fever, and we are looking forward to a much needed break.  To kick back and relax this week we have an easy, tasty, fresh cocktail to share with you that is as effortless  as a Saturday in the Park.  It is light, refreshing, and the perfect cocktail for a little day drinking on the porch or patio.

To make this refreshing cocktail you will need a few fresh ingredients: fresh squeezed lemon juice, cucumber, strawberries, and basil.  You will also need some rye whiskey, simple syrup, and some diet ginger ale.

To start, muddle a slice of cucumber, a strawberry, and a basil leaf in the bottom of a shaker.

Pour in simple syrup, rye whiskey and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add ice and  shake for 15 seconds.

Prep a tall thin glass with ice and lemon peel.  Double strain cocktail into serving glass.  Top off with diet ginger ale. (We like to use diet ginger ale to cut down on the calories, and to prevent the drink from tasting too sweet.) Garnish with strawberry and cucumber and pretty paper straw.

Upon taking your first sip, you will notice the initial sweetness of the rye whiskey with the basil and strawberry.  The drink finishes off with a delicious refreshing surprise of the cucumber.  It is like drinking spring from a glass.

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Sip this drink on a Saturday or on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we don’t care.  However, do tell us if you tried it and liked it!  Special thanks to our friend Dawnette for the beautiful flowers we used as the backdrop and for tasting with us.  Special thanks to Blind Piglet #2 who helped with some of the photography for this post.

 

Diclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

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