I can’t drink Craft Beer all the time, IPAs are sometimes too heavy in the dog days of Summer. This is my new favorite cocktail, light, refreshing and delicious.
Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz
1/4 Hot house cucumber
1 jigger Gin ( about 1 1/2 oz)
1 c ice
1 t chopped mint
8 oz club soda
Muddle mint and about 2 T cucumber in the bottom of a glass, add juice from 1/2 a lime ( about 1T) add gin and club soda, stir. Garnish with cucumber and a lime slice.
Cool off this Summer with this refreshing, easy and tasty pasta salad.
Cool as a Cucumber Pasta Salad
8 oz pasta cooked, drained and rinsed
2 cucumbers peeled, quartered and cut into 1 ” pieces
1 T chopped fresh mint
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T chopped ginger ( I used the refrigerated pre-minced found in the produce section of my supermarket)
1/2 c sour cream
3 T rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste.
Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to incorperate. Chill and serve.