the spring fling

Just because ‘spring break’ looks entirely different now than when we were the kids, it doesn’t means we can’t still have some fun. So, here it is: the spring fling. Light, cool, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to drink. It adds warmth to the days (or nights) of spring break.

ingredient list:

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. cucumber simple syrup
  • 1 oz. elderberry liqueur
  • sprig of fresh mint
  • tonic water or soda water (optional)

To make the cucumber simple syrup:

Shred 1 cup cucumber (peal still on). Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 cup sugar, stirring until dissolved and a at a low boil. Add in cucumber. Turn off heat. Let sit for 30 minutes. Pour through a strainer. Store the syrup in the frig.

To mix the drink:

Muddle the mint in a cocktail shaker. Drop in a handful of ice. Pour all ingredients (but not the fizzy ones!) over the ice. Lid on. Shake away. Pour into your glass. Top with the fizz of your choice. Enjoy!

Would you like to check out other cocktail options? Here’s the link to the entire list!

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