Friday, July 28, 2006

Cucumber Martinis

Ashley, over at 'dogged - A girl, her mutt and some yarn,' recently made this drink for a number of her friends:

Photo: Ashley

Cucumber Martinis:

4 parts Hendrick’s Gin
3 parts white cranberry juice
2 parts Cointreau
1 part lime juice

I'm thinking it sounds like the perfect cocktail for when it's 109* with 24% humidity! Like right now. Or tonight after work. Plans are that Luna and I are going swimming at Sheri's. She has a new puppy of the "dot" kind named Maverick. I've told Luna about the new puppy and swimming. I don't know which event she is more excited about -- puppy with dots or water.

Me? I'm going to take the mixings for the martinis. I'm hoping to like them and at least have found a cooling drink for the rest of the summer. I'm not much of a drinker and especially when it's so hot outside. I've had a few gin and tonics this summer. Those have been such a nice change from beer or cheap iced wine. Why cheap? Because the ice melts so fast that it just waters down the wine. But these cucumber martinis sound yummy for a hot Friday.

And whatever cucumbers are left over will go to Mr. Tuttles. They are his favorite treat!

Knitting: DONE!!! DONE with Clapotis II for Charlotte and it will be going into the mail on Monday!!! This weekend, some time, some where, I will be blocking FBS. Hehhehhhhhe.

Simply Recipe's "Zucchini Fritters"

Work is not always required... there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.--George McDonald



Blogger Roxanna said...

We've been having our share of hot weather too, but it's finally cooling down today... today it dropped to about 74. It's supposed to rain later this week too, in the upper sixties. I can't wait, honestly, because the dust going up top at Dean's needs it. Plus, it'll just be nice to see and hear the rain again.

Our hot weather doesn't even compare to yours, though. The hottest it's been is probably 93* or 94*. I'm glad you've found a tasty refreshment to cool you down.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Gosh, this looks so yummy! We had temps around 104 for, like, 6 weeks now and mind you, we're all getting heavily exhausted - so your recipe will come in very handy to cool us down a bit! Thanks for sharing!

11:00 PM  

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