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Thai Cucumber Lemonade

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 29 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 4 min
  • Yield: about 4 servings
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Ingredients

Infused Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

3 sprigs cilantro

3 sprigs mint

3 sprigs basil

1/4 stalk crushed lemongrass

Cucumber Juice:

1 large cucumber, peeled and diced

2 cups water

Drink Ingredients:

1 lemon, juiced

2 ounces Infused Simple Syrup

2 ounces Cucumber Juice

1 1/2 ounces citrus vodka

Ice

Cucumber stick, for garnish

Lemon slice, for garnish

Directions

  1. Infused Simple Syrup: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, cilantro, mint, basil, and crushed lemongrass. Slowly bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and let herbs steep until the liquid is cool. Strain into a glass or a bowl and reserve.
  2. Cucumber Juice: Add the cucumber to a blender with 2 cups of water. Blend on high until fully liquefied, then pour through a fine strainer and reserve.
  3. Drink: Add the drink ingredients to each pint glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish each glass with a cucumber stick and a lemon slice.
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