September is here and the NYC heat shows no sign of letting up. We have been hanging at a few of our local haunts sipping on what we like to call an "Air Conditioner In A Cup"... but it's better known as a "Cucumber Collins". When you're looking to beat the heat like us make sure you order a Cucumber Collins with Beefeater Gin (Freddie is a big Beefeater fan and rightfully so, he worked for them in the past and loves his Gin) woop woop. For you home cocktail enthusiasts here is the recipe also...
- 1.5 oz London Dry Gin (We use Beefeater)
- .75 oz Cucumber Syrup (skin and juice cucumbers, then mix 1 part cucumber juice with 1 part sugar)
- .75 oz Lemon
Instructions: Combine ingredients and shake, strain over fresh ice. Top with soda water.
Garnish: Cucumber slice and mint sprig