As evidenced by today, we've had some scary random high temps this year. Since it feels too early for watermelon -- it not even being May yet and all -- cucumber is the best cool ingredient at the moment.
My attempt last night to recreate the fantastic cucumber cocktails (cuke-tails?) I've had this week at Hatfield's and Hungry Cat wasn't a raging success. But I've repurposed the ingredients to make a daytime Cucumber Mint Spritzer. Sort of like a virgin cucumber mojito. It's awesome on a day like today.
I like the ratios below, but feel free to tinker to find your magic combo.
5 ounces seltzer
2 oz. fresh cucumber juice
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
10-15 muddled mint leaves
Combine ingredients and garnish with mint leaves and cucumber slice.