I love cucumbers - I really do. OK, maybe not as much as I like french fries, and that's a shame really, but I like them A LOT. I like them in water, in salads, on sandwiches, pickled, muddled or just sprinkled with salt.
When I'm scanning new cocktail recipes, it is the one ingredient that always catches my eye - add a slice or two of yellow bell pepper and you've got my full attention. This drink is pure summery perfection in a glass.
If you're not a fan of tequila but you like vodka try this one. If you like gin try this one. If you like rum try this one. If you like the taste of cucumber but you can't be bothered with the pesky slicing, muddling, juicing or infusing just buy this.
Pimientos Dulces - "Sweet Peppers"
2 oz blanco tequila
1 oz Cointreau
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz simple syrup
3 slices cucumber
2 slices yellow bell pepper
Combine all ingredients in shaker, muddle the pepper and cucumber, shake with ice & strain over fresh ice and garnish with pepper and cucumber.