Make This Zesty Cucumber and Oregano Cocktail “The Bright and Crisp” For a Fantastic Light Drink
Juicy muddled cucumber and bright oregano infused simple syrup dress up a classic base of vodka, lime, and soda for a light cocktail that refreshes and rejuvenates you.
A Refreshing Cucumber and Oregano Cocktail
When do you need a refreshing cocktail?
- When it’s hot out
- When you’re about to eat a heavy meal
- When you’re obsessed with cucumber drinks
The “Bright and Crisp” is the answer to all the above situations.
After a decade as a home chef, I’ve been applying my flavor pairing skills to mixology with the goal of creating a light, refreshing cocktail as the opening act before a heavy meal.
What makes this cocktail invigorating:
Cucumbers invoke a notion of health in a drink – green juice smoothies, spa water, a Mediterranean vacation.
Oregano simple syrup
Fresh herbs infused in a 1:1 ratio of sugar-water simple syrup add the je ne sais quoi factor (a quality that you can’t quite describe).
Simple base of vodka
The clear, flavorless nature of vodka makes it the perfect alcohol for a cucumber-forward cocktail.
Enjoy this light cucumber and oregano cocktail!
All these components make a cocktail that is easy to drink and can be served on a hot summer day or before a night of unchecked gluttony.
- cocktail shaker and muddler (or…a metal bowl and blunt object like a pestle or meat tenderizer – get creative!)
- vegetable peeler for making cucumber ribbons and toothpicks to secure them
- small pot
|3cups soda water|
|1½cups lime juice|
|½cup oregano simple syrup|
|½cup cucumbers, in quarter cubes (for muddling)|
|½cup limes, in quarter cubes (for muddling)|
|lime zest from one lime (for rim)|
|salt (for rim)|
|oregano leaves (for garnish)|
|cucumber ribbons (for garnish)|
Oregano Simple Syrup
|1bunch fresh oregano sprigs|