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Happy Friday + My Favorite Summer Cocktail

May 25, 2012

Happy Friday! Such a long week for me…thank goodness what follows is a long weekend. For the next 3 days I have little planned and I’m looking to keep it that way. I’m hoping to sleep in everyday, eat pancakes for breakfast at least once, catch up on laundry and lounge by the pool, reading a good book while sipping on this Cucumber Mint Lemon Spritzer. I LOVE this cocktail on a hot summer day. It’s a play off a mojito- less sweet and even more refreshing. Perfect for a long, leisurely weekend. Recipe below. Have a wonderful break! xoxo!

Cucumber Mint Lemon Spritzer

Makes 2


1 large lemon, squeezed (about 1/4 cup juice)

6 1/4 inch thick slices of cucumber

2 ounces simple syrup (I used thyme infused, recipe here)

4 ounces vodka or gin (I love Tanquery)

12 small mint leaves

Soda water

Cocktail shaker



Divide mint leaves between two glasses and muddle to release some of the flavor. Place 3 cucumber slices in each glass. Fill with ice, set aside.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka or gin. Shake well, until shaker gets nice and frosty. Pour into glasses evenly and top with soda water. Garnish with lemon and a sprig of mint (or thyme in my case). CHEERS!

27 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2012 2:34 am

    You can feel the freshness only looking at that photo!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      May 26, 2012 2:43 pm

      Most refreshing cocktail ever! You can even leave the alcohol out for a refreshing virgin version…..but who would want to do that ;)

  2. May 25, 2012 7:32 am

    GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Sounds so refreshing – and just in time for the warm weather!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      May 26, 2012 2:42 pm

      Thank you! Yes, just in time for summer!!

  3. May 25, 2012 9:28 am

    making it this weekend!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      May 26, 2012 2:41 pm

      Hope you like it, Heather! It’s such a delicious little cocktail :)

  4. May 27, 2012 1:30 pm

    try with polish vodka “Żołądkowa gorzka” – it seems to be made by same creator as cucumber ;)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 4, 2012 8:18 am

      Mmmmmm, I’m intrigued. I may have to give in to this Polish vodka you speak of :)

      • June 4, 2012 2:55 pm

        try and you won’t be disapointed, I discovered this one night and must confess that it’s one of my favourites drinks like mad dogs or gin with tonic :)

  5. stardustcoyote permalink
    May 27, 2012 3:39 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! I’ve tried a cocktail with thyme syrup before and it was so delicious. I love mojitos, so I will definitely be trying this soon.

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 4, 2012 8:17 am

      Yes, the thyme syrup was sweet and subtle. I sure got a lot of use out of it.

  6. sweettoothtootsie permalink
    May 27, 2012 3:44 pm

    That looks incredible! Definitely going to try it out! Love your blog!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 4, 2012 8:16 am

      Thank you so much!

  7. May 28, 2012 2:13 am

    Looks enticing! Could use one of these right about now :)

  8. May 28, 2012 7:10 pm

    This looks delish and refreshing!

  9. May 29, 2012 1:30 am

    Lovely pics… looks delish! Making it right now!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 4, 2012 8:16 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoyed!

  10. May 29, 2012 10:42 am

    A very very refreshing Spritzer ¡¡

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 4, 2012 8:15 am

      Indeed! I’ve been craving this drink way too often lately!

  11. May 29, 2012 2:04 pm

    Oh, this is what I need! The photos are great. Thanks for sharing!

  12. underpr3ssure permalink
    June 18, 2012 10:23 pm

    Reblogged this on underpr3ssure.


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