Let's face it, it's monday. And as we all know mondays can be kinda drab. Ever since I woke up this morning I have had a feeling that it's just one of those days where you need to have a cocktail for lunch, one for dinner and one after. And after that might happen as well. This is a cocktail I came up with for the spring issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. It's fresh, sweet and has a little bite to it, just like a good cocktail should be. The cucumber gives it that mild spring flavor. Simple syrup is simply equal parts sugar and water boiled together. Enjoy and Happy Monday!
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Serves 4

Juice of 3 limes
1 cup simple syrup
3/4 cup white rum
2 lime, thinly sliced
1/3 cucumber, thinly sliced
fresh mint leafs
club soda

  1. In a large pitcher or jar mix lime juice, simple syrup, rum, lime, cucumber, mint and ice.
  2. Stir and serve in glasses topped off with club soda.


Photography by Colin Cooke

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