No seriously. Stop it. Have a smart phone? Awesome, take this baby with you and get in a car/train/rowboat and get thee to the store. Buy some limes, two cucumbers, a couple of big pieces of ginger, a bottle of seltzer and a bottle of vodka. Go ahead, I’ll wait. While you’re at it, its August, there’s only so much summer left, are you feeling ill? You should take yourself a sick day. There’s prep work involved, but it’s WORTH IT ALL CAPS. That Martha does not mess around, she hit it out of the park with the blackberry julep, and this cucumber ginger fizz is no laughing matter either.
Number One // Take one cucumber, peel it, rough chop it, put it in a pitcher with the vodka and walk away for an hour.
Number Two // Dont walk away. Put a cup of sugar and a cup of water in a pan and bring to boil. Peel your ginger, cut it into “thin rounds” (oh, Martha) add it to the simple syrup, when it simmers turn it off and go away for a half hour.
Number Three // Again with the fine sieve step, a.k.a. strain the ginger out of the cooled ginger syrup. Strain the cucumbers out of the vodka while you’re at it too.
Number Four // Cut some lime wedges and slice the other cucumber (Martha said something about ribbons? but lets be honest…)
Number Five // Pour some of your delicious cucumber vodka over ice, add a few spoonfuls of ginger syrup, squeeze a lime wedge, throw in a couple cucumber rounds and top with seltzer and WOW YOUR MOUTH.
I’m sorry there are no fancy finished drink photos. I was busy drinking them all. Make it and send me yours!