Tuesday, October 30

Cucumber cocktail?

Despite the title of this post, this post is not only about homosexual innuendo, that's only in Kovas' honor, as i'm sure he would make a joke about it. As my dad and i were driving to Jersey for the funeral, we stopped at the liquor store, i had to pick up some some soco, and some vodka. So as i was making my purchase there was some guy offering free samples of some brand of gin plus tonic. THe interesting thing about this was that he had the gin and tonic soaking in cucumbers. Or rather cucumbers soaking in the gin and tonic. He said it was an old English recipe, but i had never heard of it. So i tried it, and it was surprisingly good. YOu could def. taste the cucumber. If you don't like cucumber, then it's not for you, but it had a mild refreshing taste. I believe the guys said it was 2 parts tonic to 1 part gin. He didn't specify what the soaking technique was, whether the gin is combined with cucmber and let sit over night, or you only put the cucmber in with the tonic, but somehow you let it sit long enough to be strongly enfused with cucumber, and still have fizz in the tonic. Anyway, i'm going to give it a try sometime soon, and i reccommend any readers in kaipsuprast land do too.


Blogger Aras said...

i'll try it tomorrow! now, was it one of those little 6 inch cucumbers or one of the normal 18 inchers? was there ice? no lemon, i assume? i guess i gotta put the gin'n'cucumber on ice tonight...

7:17 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

The cucumber was sliced in circular slices. I'm not sure how much cucumber there was, but it seemed like a decent amount. I don't think you could overdo it. I find it hard to believe it could be too cucumbery. There was ice and no lemon as i recall, but you can experiment with it however you want.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

I wrote about my testing of this cocktail on my blog!

2:22 AM  

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