Guys, it’s finally Friday! I hope you have fruity drinks and fun plans or doing a lot or nothing, depending on your style. Let me tell you that I have fallen head over mason jar with the category of boozy booze known as spritzers. Bubbly and usually on the sweet side, they appeal to both my sangria tendencies and my love of fruity liquors. The cucumber infused vodka is a bonus for this drink, but can easily be replaced with regular vodka or any fruity liquor of your choice (schnapps, etc.). But really, infuse that booze, my friend. It looks totally fancy and is seriously so easy but makes you look like a fancy pants.
The cucumbers look kind of like weird alien fingers after they lose all of the color after infusing, but trust me, the elixir it leaves behind is totally spot on. (Find the infusing recipe here from Shutterbean. )
If cucumbers aren’t on your short list, throw some strawberries, pineapple, or any other absorbent fruit in there. Double warning, this is double boozy, so be careful if you are chugging. (Why are you chugging anyhow?) I’m planning on making a big pitcher of this spritzer, throwing in a few cool cucumber slices, and calling it a successful afternoon when a couple of girlfriends visit in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the weekend, spritz it!
- Serves 2
- 3 ounces cucumber vodka
- 1/2 cup sweet red wine or rose
- 1/3 cup seltzer or tonic water
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- Divide all ingredients with the exception of the tonic water evenly between 2 glasses,over ice or shaking for 30 seconds in a cocktail shaker topping off with the tonic water. Garnish with fresh fruit.
- To make a bigger batch, double or triple recipe, chill before serving.