Cool Cucumber Coconut Cocktail Recipe With A Salmon Cocktail Sandwich

Cool Cucumber Coconut Cocktail Recipe With A Salmon Cocktail Sandwich

The cucumber is light and cooling and a perfect ingredient for a cocktail after a long Spring day in the garden. Cucumbers can be used in a variety of ways that include pickling, raw, juice and garnish. In a cocktail, this fruit can lighten up even the fieriest spirit!

Seedless cucumbers (also known as English cucumbers or European cucumbers), are best used in drinks. These types of cucumbers don’t have bumps or prickles on the skin. They also tend to be long and thinner than the standard cucumber, which makes them easy to manipulate. And who wants those pesky seeds floating in their cocktail anyways?

Cucumber Coconut Cocktail & Sassy Salmon Sandwich

Here’s a great list of ingredients that pair beautifully with a cucumber:

Spirits:

    • Vodka
    • Gin
    • Blanco tequila
    • White rum
    • Bianco vermouth
    • Dry champagne
    • Prosecco

 

Herbs and spices:

    • Ginger
    • Basil
    • Mint
    • Dill

 

Fruits and veggies:

    • Celery
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Any melon
    • Onions
    • Pineapple
    • Tomatoes

 

Other:

    • Coconut milk

 

Wowee, what a list! And that is just to name a few. There is a lot of fun to have with this ingredient. However, it is a “quiet” ingredient, so avoid mixing cucumbers with powerful, complex aged spirits or you will lose the taste altogether.

Cucumber cocktails are also a perfect pairing with tea sandwiches. One of my favorite combos is this Cool Cucumber Coconut Cocktail paired with my famous Salmon Cocktail sandwich.
Both are super easy to make and will put a smile on your guests’ faces. Here’s how to make both.

Cucumber Coconut Cocktail Recipe

Cucumber Coconut Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

    • 1 ½ oz. Cucumber Vodka
    • ½ oz. Ginger liqueur
    • 1 oz. coconut milk
    • ½ oz. simple syrup
    • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
    • Club soda

 

Bar Tools:

    • Boston shaker
    • Hawthorne strainer
    • Bar spoon

 

Directions:

    • Add all ingredients to your mixing glass except for club soda
    • Add ice to tin and shake well
    • Strain into an ice filled tall glass
    • Top with club soda and stir
    • Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

 

How to make a cucumber ribbon

How To Make A Cucumber Ribbon

What You’ll Need:

    • One ripe seedless cucumber
    • Potato peeler
    • Toothpicks

 

Directions:

    • Using a potato peeler peel the top skin from your English cucumber from base to tip of the fruit, then discard skin
    • Repeat peeling using your potato peeler in the same spot
    • Gather the cucumber strip into a ribbon using a long toothpick

 

Cucumber ribbons!

Salmon Cocktail Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients:

    • 8 oz. cream cheese
    • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
    • ½ loaf white bread with the crusts removed
    • 8 oz. smoked salmon
    • 1 thinly sliced avocado with skin and seed removed
    • Salt and black pepper

 

Directions:

    • Mix lemon, cream cheese, salt and pepper to taste
    • Spread ½ of mixture onto 4 slices of white bread with the crusts removed
    • Divide salmon evenly between the four pieces of bread
    • Top with thinly sliced avocado
    • Spread remaining half of mixture onto 4 additional slices of white bread with the crusts removed
    • Place cream cheese mixture side down onto avocado
    • Slice into quarters and enjoy!

 

Cucumber Cocktail Recipe

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