Relaxes Better than the Spa: Cucumber Vodka Cooler

August 8, 2018

Whenever I feel my eyes twitch, I dash to our fridge and check if we have any cucumbers in store. Cucumbers are known to contain a lot of calming and relaxing effects, and according to some answers in my Google search, cucumbers are made of 90% water, which makes them rich in hydrating properties. But if cucumbers are absent from our fridge’s inventory, a cold spoon will suffice.

But I’m not here to talk about DIY spa remedies. (In fact, this is probably the only one I know.) I’m here to tell you about this Cucumber Vodka Cooler that I believe has the ability to soothe your nerves as much as a spa day could. Or maybe even more, depending on how much you drink.

Given that the holiday season adds truckloads of backaches and headaches, it’s a nice idea to unwind and lounge on your La-Z-Boy with this Cucumber Cooler in hand as you prep yourself for another busy week ahead.

Place some cold cucumber slices on your eyes, take a sip, and you’ve just created a makeshift spa out of your tiny cubicle.

Cucumber Vodka Cocktail

Total Time: 75 minutes / Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 pc cucumber, sliced
  • 1/3 cup or more corn syrup
  • 2 cans soda water
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Cucumber sticks, for garnish

Procedure

  1. Soak cucumber slices in vodka for 2 hours, kept in the chiller.
  2. Mix together all ingredients in a pitcher and serve.
  3. Garnish with cucumber sticks if desired.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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One response to “Relaxes Better than the Spa: Cucumber Vodka Cooler”

  1. Margaux says:

    The Grey Goose and 42 below team used to market this same exact drink 4 years ago. 🙂

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