This past Thursday night they invited me over to Meghann's house for some cocktails.
Cousin Dan totally impressed me with his fantastic twist on the classic g and t (um notice that those happen to also be my initials). Armed with a bottle of Hendrick's gin, a cucumber and a bottle of tonic, he made one hell of a drink.
If you've never had Hendrick's gin before, you might be thinking that mixing it with cucumber is a bit odd, but Hendrick's is a cucumber based gin so it is perfect. In fact, Hendrick's is one gin that I don't prefer with lime. It is though, my favorite gin.
Here's the step by step of what he did:
First he diced cucumbers and placed them into a strainer.
Then he poured the Hendrick's gin over the cucumbers (a quick infusion).
Third he added a splash of tonic to the glass.
Finally he garnished it with a slice of cucumber.
Holy cow, was it delicious. Thank you Cousin Dan for your beverage making magic!