This simple mix of vodka, lime juice and muddled cucumber is perfectly summery and bright.
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
4 fresh cucumber wheels
Tools: shaker, muddler, strainer
Garnish: cucumber wheel, pinch of sea salt
In a shaker, muddle the cucumber wheels with the simple syrup. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over one large ice cube into a tumbler and garnish.
Dave Whitton and Arianna Reel Cook, One-Eyed Gypsy, Los Angeles