I was promising myself that this summer that I would use more clear spirits in my cocktails, but I haven’t been very good about that, and instead have found myself reverting to my whiskey ways. But that all stops with this Vodka cocktail! One Sunday evening, I was looking at the mint and cucumber sitting around and thought, that screams Vodka, and the Cucumberbund Cocktail was born.
In keeping my promise to myself to use more clear spirits in my summer cocktails, I’ve been continuing to experiment with vodka, which is an easy spirit to use since it’s amenable to so many different flavors.
I’ve been thinking lately that I’ve been neglecting the “clear spirits” in my cocktails, in favor of my old favorite and standby, whiskey. It was brought to my attention that I am not alone in this oversight as I read this morning’s LA Times article, discussing how “mixologists” (what happened to just being called a bartender?!) are starting to use more clear spirits in cocktails.