Totally all over some fresh cocktails lately. I'm always down for a nice artisanal crafted cocktail made by some awesome mixologist (that's probably super rude, but like, you put up with it because he's a bar magician).
But lately, I've been putting my own bar expertise to work and making my own cocktails. It definitely saves me some $$$ but also some MAJOR calories.
My favorite drink this Spring is a twist on a Cucumber Gimlet. Note.. that you can sub out Vodka for Gin. I just prefer Gin over vodka these days. It must be my old age!
You will need...
2 oz Gin (something smooth like Bombay Sapphire, or organic, like Farmer's Gin.)
1 thin long slice of cucumber
12 fresh rosemary leaves
2 small leaves of fresh mint
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime
1/4 oz Agave syrup
What to do..
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, gin, lime juice, agave, mint and rosemary. Shake well, double-strain and garnish with a thin cucumber. Serve right away.
CHEERS!...it's under 200 calories!