Summer Cocktail Contest

So I decided to enter an online contest!  The Adventures of Tartanscot’s Summer Cocktail Contest!  I am a big fan of Scot Meacham Wood, and you will be to (if you’re not already) after you see the grand prize…

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HELLO stunning bar cart!  Courtesy of Scot’s blog!  His design is perfection!  And I learned that this custom made beauty was first built here in Arkansas!  I really don’t enter contests, but this particular one tickled my fancy!  Here was my entry:

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The Cucumber Gimlet!  My Culinary Club created this fabulous drink a few years ago!  Every time we reminisce about our cocktails, this one always comes to mind!  It’s the perfect companion to a summer day!

CUCUMBER GIMLET:
 
Ingredients:
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 ounces fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
2 ounces simple syrup (I simply shake equal parts water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved.)
3 ounces Gin
Directions:
 
Muddle chopped cucumber with lime juice in a drink shaker.  Add simple syrup, Gin, and ice.  Shake well, strain, and serve!  Garnish with a slice of fresh cucumber!  Enjoy!

 

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I also thought about this picture to enter…I took tons of pictures but ultimately decided on “less of a background, more of the drink” concept!  Notice the bar tray I talked about HERE!  And my cocktail shaker HERE!

I just opened my email to see that I did not win the bar cart (and the winner chosen randomly entered a cucumber cocktail!); however, this cocktail is still a winner!

Enjoy the day!

Jana

 

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