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Watermelon & Cucumber Tonic

A reinterpretation of the familiar gin and tonic, this cocktail includes fresh watermelon and cucumber juices for a refreshing taste. Hendrick’s, my favorite gin, which is a small-batch Scottish gin that’s infused with the flavor of cucumber and rose petals, is ideal for this recipe!

Watermelon & Cucumber Tonics
makes 8

6 cups cubed seeded watermelon, divided
1/4 cup mint leaves, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
1 English cucumber, peeled, sliced, and divided
2 1/2 cups tonic water, chilled
1 1/4 cups gin

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A Light Refreshment

With the heat of summer upon us, there’s not much better than cool, refreshing cocktail to bring the work day to a close.  I’ve been a fan for a while, but still, every time I bring my lips to the glass for the first sip of this delightful beverage, I am, once again, hooked.  Give it a try – I dare you – and 5:00 might just begin to come earlier…

cucumber-and-hendricks

Simply pour a little Hendrick’s in a glass with ice and sliced cucumbers and enjoy!  Add a little tonic if you prefer and to make it even more delightful, a splash of St. Germain.

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Tip of the Day: Crisping Cucumbers

Finally, I’ve come across a way to get rid of limp cucumbers! To make cucumbers extra crunchy and fresh tasting for salads and vegetable platters follow these simple steps.

1. Arrange cucumbers in a strainer placed inside a medium sized bowl
2. Sprinkle with salt
3. Cover with ice cubes
4. Refrigerate for an hour
5. Voila! Pat dry and refrigerate until ready to use!

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