Monday, August 6, 2012

Recipe Idea: Cucumber Cape Codder

Mondays are tough and sometimes you need that happy hour drink to pull you through to the weekend.  We found this easy to make recipe from Martha Stewart that we must try. The tart taste of lime juice mixed with cool cucumber is a recipe to combat any Monday blues. Try it out and let us know how it goes! 


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups grated English cucumber (about 1 cucumber), plus cucumber wedges, for garnish
  • 9 ounces vodka, chilled
  • 12 ounces cranberry juice (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in grated cucumber, and let cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl or large glass measuring cup, and discard solids (you should have 2 cups syrup). Cucumber syrup can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
  2. Combine cucumber syrup, vodka, and cranberry and lime juices in a 2-quart pitcher. Cocktail can be refrigerated up to 8 hours. Serve over ice, and garnish with cucumber wedges.


  1. Ohhh amazing. Thanks for the idea. I am always scared to make mixed drinks with gin… afraid it will over power the drink. These look and sound lovely.

  2. Never fear! We have you totally covered. We're not huge drinkers but this just sounds tasty and refreshing. let us know how it goes! x



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