Why should food have all the fun? Let liquors take a turn with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll find the results are perfect for making summer cocktails in a snap. This infused booze is great simply mixed with seltzer or ginger ale, but try it in a Cucumber Southside Fizz for something special.
Photography: Emily Kate Roemer
Source: Everyday Food, June 2012
- 2 cups seedless cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced (from 1 1/2 cucumbers)
- 1 strip lemon zest
- 500 mL gin (such as Tanqueray)
To infuse, add prepared produce to a clean 1 liter jar. Cover with liquor and store in refrigerator, shaking daily for 4 days before straining.