I had the most fabulous cucumber, tequila and tonic drink the other day. It literally screamed Summer!
I'm used to my good ol' gin and tonics. But a tequila and tonic, that I'd never had before. I just love the combination of tequila, lime, cucumber, fresh mint and cilantro leaves. They bring out the best in each other and make for one mighty refreshing drink.
Of course, I can't keep it at just that. Oh no! What I thought would make this drink even more exhilarating, is to turn it into a sorbet. So I did. Although, I will call it a "scratch" instead, since I basically scratched it out of the bowl with a spoon.
You can serve this scratch as an end-of-meal dessert or, dare I say, as a palate cleanser between courses. Heck, it's summer! Enjoy!
Cucumber-Mint Tequila and Tonic Scratch
2 cups chopped English cucumber, not peeled
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup agave syrup (you can even use a little less)
juice of 1 lime
3/4 cup of good quality tequila blanco
tonic water, I used fever tree tonic
makes 6 servings
Make it :
Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl. Chill.
Strain mixture into a storage container and freeze for about 2 hours, stirring the mixture with a whisk every half hour. Freeze your glasses.
Scratch about 1/3 of the mixture right into each glass and top with a little tonic water. Serve immediately with spoons. Enjoy!