Believe it or not, we’re closing in on the first month of the summer season. Before we move into June we celebrate Memorial Day and all the military personnel who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It’s a great time together with friends and family for a classic Memorial Day BBQ cookout! You need all the fixings we’re talking burgers, ribs, corn on the cob, pasta salad, fruit salad, desserts, whatever you want! Just don’t forget the delicious, refreshing Cucumber Smash.
Cucumbers are known to be refreshing but this cocktail takes refreshing to a whole new level. It resembles a classic Julep cocktail but in addition to the mint, muddled cucumber, and lemon. But wait, there’s more excitement! It also happens to be National Mint Julep Day this Sunday, May 30th. So, you now have an excuse to enjoy this Cucumber Smash all weekend long, woohoo! Along with the ingredients above, you’ll need some Bourbon Whiskey Finished with Black Cherry Wood, lemonade of your choice, and a good amount of ice. This drink will keep a smile on your face all weekend Please enjoy responsibly.
By the way, if you’re looking for a new barbecue sauce recipe for this weekend, we got you covered! Check out the Underground Bourbon BBQ Sauce. The crisp mellowness of the bourbon whiskey brings out the seasonings and the richness of natural black cherry wood in the finished sauce. It is so good, seriously it will become your new favorite!
- 2 oz Black Cherry Wood Bourbon
- 4 oz Lemonade
- Cucumber – 1/2″ cubes
- Lemon Slices
- In a shaker tin muddle cucumbers with bourbon and a lemon slice.
- Spank a sprig of mint and add it to the shaker tin.
- Add lemonade and ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slices, cucumber, and mint.