I made this cucumber ginger drink recipe with Sweet’N Low as part of a series of sponsored posts for Socialstars. #SweetNLowStars
I am about to introduce you to the tastiest, most enjoyable way to consume the abundance of cucumbers I am sure your garden produces. Well, if your garden is anything like mine. Some weeks I think my garden is only capable of producing cucumbers and weeds. I can’t grow a watermelon to save my life but I have enough cucumbers to bathe in cucumber water all summer long.
So I got creative in the kitchen. Again. What else do you do with free produce?
Back in the day, when we were able to go out sans offspring, we tried a cucumber martini. Which was surprisingly delicious. That martini coupled with my newest craving, ginger ale, is why my first thought was to experiment with these two flavors. Putting on pants that are not in the yoga family has lost all enjoyment these days. Read: You need to wear pants when you shop for groceries.
CUCUMBER GINGER INGREDIENTS
- 3oz Cucumber Infused Rum (Put half a cucumber, sliced, in a 12 ounce jar of rum for about a week.)
- 9oz Ginger Ale (Adding a little more for a weaker drink still tastes divine.)
- 1 lime slice, juice squeezed into the cocktail.
- 1oz Simple Syrup (Dissolve 8 tsp of Sweet’N Low in 1 cup of boiling water to create the syrup.)
- Cucumber and limes, for garnish
This month’s infused rum is hands down the strongest infusion to date. It was delightfully cucumber-y. And unlike the previous drink recipes, there is no need to muddle anything. Heck, I tossed the ingredients into the drink container a few hours before our pregnancy announcement party began and it was perfect. Easy peasy.
Note- Yes, I have been doing a boatload of sipping, swishing, and spitting this summer. Michael is fairly low maintenance when it comes to libations so his opinion is best used as a second.
Michael and I both thought the strength of this cocktail was on par, but my mom, who rarely drinks, added extra ginger ale. Which is just fine! I set the 2 liter next to the drink dispenser for the duration of the party to appeal to all of my guests. Just call me a people pleaser. Or the hostess with the mostess. Or a lush.
Have I talked you into enjoying the guilt-free ways of Sweet’N Low yet? Are you are now itching to infuse your own rum? Maybe? <Insert subliminal, diabetic friendly messages that are perfect for your next party here.>
Quit fighting. Everything will be okay. You can trust me.