Summer is at its peak in the month of May and you may be looking out for various means to cool your mind and body. A dip in the pool, a weekend at a resort or a trip to a hill station, everyone has their own way to beat the heat.
But perhaps the easiest way to cool down and relax is with a frosty drink which will instantly leave you feeling fresh. One such beverage that will definitely urge you to forget the May heat and help your mind and body relax, is the Cucumber Cooler.
A cooler is a light alcoholic beverage made with seasonal fruits. Generally, wine is used as the base spirit, but nowadays many bartenders have come up with new recipes, blending a variety of spirits, fruit juices and flavoured liqueurs together. A Cooler is best described as a chilled flavoured beer with very low alcohol content. It is a pleasant drink, designed to soothe your tastebuds and your mind.
White wine coolers are extremely popular in summer however, many people enjoy gin and vodka based coolers as well. Cucumber Cooler is totally gin based and is gaining popularity thanks to its simple recipe and sophisticated taste.
You can make this delightful concoction at home with a few ingredients namely; Gin, cucumber slices, lime wedges, tonic water, mint leaves and sugar. Muddle mint leaves, sugar, lime slices and gin in a shaker, add circles of cucumber, shake the ingredients rigorously with ice and serve it chilled in a cocktail glass.
When you take the first sip, you will get a strong overtone of mint followed by lemony undertones. After taking a few sips, the relaxing nature of Gin will help you loosen up and a sweet aftertaste will roll over your tongue.The subtle cooling nature of a Cucumber Cooler makes it one of the popular summer concoctions in bars and restaurants around the world.
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