mmmm mondays....

well hello monday!
where did you come from?
and how did you arrive so quickly?

the hubby and i went to litchfield for a few days to spend some qt with his family.  it was a much needed break from the craziness of work, weddings, travel, home projects {mainly tearing up our entire back yard}, and the hustle and bustle of these early summer months!  we hadn't taken any time off in months and months so it was r-e-a-l n-i-c-e! 
while there, d's parents kept the newest addition to the family, baby reed, so that the four of us "kids" could go out on a date. what a treat!  we went to a "new" to us restaurant- chive blossom cafe {great atmosphere, food, and prices}. we sat outside, enjoyed live music, and i sipped on a delicious cocktail, which brings us to our mmmm mondays post. the cocktail oozed summertime! when i got home, i immediately searched for an easy copy-cat recipe....

Cucumber Gimlet

recipe courtesy of julie; picture via pinterest

1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces simple syrup {mix equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil so sugar dissolves, and cool completely or shake water and sugar in bottle until dissolved}
3 ounces gin of choice
sprig of mint & slice of lime {my contribution}

muddle 8-10 pieces of cucumber with lime juice in a drink shaker.
add simple syrup, gin, and ice.
shake well, strain, and serve with a sprig of mint and slice of lime.

cheers to sweet summertime! -j.

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