Cool as a Cucumber Cocktail

Cocktail expert, Eddy Buckingham, excitedly offers his idea of perfect drink for your next garden party or al fresco event
Sauza Tequila

Sauza 901

Previously of Liberty NYC and currently Justin Timberlake’s personal Sauza 901 mixologist, cocktail expert Eddy Buckingham excitedly offers his idea of the perfect spring cocktail, Cool as a Cucumber. He says, “Spring is all about new life, sunshine, and greenery; The Cool as a Cucumber is the perfect drink for your garden party or al fresco event. The triple-distilled Sauza 901 is a super smooth base for this tall, cool drink. 

Ingredients

  • parts tequila, such as Sauza® 901® Tequila
  • part elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2  part lemon juice
  • 1/2  part agave syrup
  • 1/2  cucumber, diced
  • splash of seltzer water

Directions

Smash cucumber and agave syrup in a mixing glass.

Add tequila, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.

Shake vigorously over ice.

Strain over ice into a high-ball (or tall) glass. 

Top with cold seltzer water.

Garnish with skewered cucumber slice.

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.

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