If you don’t mind, I’d like to take a stroll over to fantasy land for a moment.
You know, the one where you have your own private island, endless free time, and people to fan you with palm leaves while you sip something delicious?
Maybe we can even keep this fantasy going into a world where I don’t have to work on Memorial Day? Perhaps I’m throwing a leisurely party instead? The kind where everything is done ahead of time, including drinks made in a large batch? Why yes!
Well… anyway. Let’s get real.
If you’re lucky and your reality doesn’t involve working on a holiday, I’m willing to bet you’re hosting a party. I’d also bet you’d like to serve up a refreshing drink that can be made in mass quantities ahead of time!
And look at that: I happen to have one right here.
I’m not gonna lie – there is a lot of lemon juicing involved in this recipe. It’s good to have a hubby around who’s willing to work for his drinks.
Muddling is a great stress reliever.
Now, I’m not going to say that the two of us made this pitcher this afternoon and boozed our way straight through to tonight’s Mad Men…
But… I’m not going to say that we didn’t either.
What I will say is this: my jaw is still on the floor after that episode. Woah. Woah!
This recipe is for a pitcher of 8 drinks, but as long as you keep the same proportions, you can make any size batch. To make individual drinks, muddle a few mint leaves & cucumber slices with the syrup in each glass, then add ice and remaining liquid.