Another week rolls by and it's only one week to Christmas Day, arghhhhhh.
This week's cocktail was brought to us by Rachael at Blue Mountain Daisy.
It's a very summery and refreshingly sounding Cucumber Collins.
This is what mine looked like, very anaemic compared to Rachael's.
The verdict. It was a tiny bit too sweet for my taste. I don't love sweet cocktails, overall this is refreshing but next time I would add only a little simple syrup or none at all. It's a lovely fresh and unusual taste in a cocktail, but who doesn't love cool crisp cucumbers in summer.
After seeing Rachael's and thinking that mine was too sweet, I tried again. Although by now it was Thursday. My photos are not nearly as pretty as Rachael's. It didn't help that both days, I made the drink in the evening, with less than stellar lighting.
I need to use smaller glasses. I only used half the amount of sugar, that was better, but it was still very anaemic looking, I think even paler than yesterday's, and with too much soda in it, the flavour was very subdued. A great drink for those hot summer evenings. I will absolutely make this one again, but next time I'll use much smaller glasses.