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July 2nd, 2013

Toast Of The Town

Your weekend plans, on the rocks.

 

No matter how many times you bat your faux lashes at your favorite bartender, his vodka pours never come with a heavy hand. Be your own mixologist with spirits from local Prairie Organic, which just released a cucumber flavor, along with gin, perfect for serving at your fireworks fête (with or without properly measuring).

Prairie Fizz
2 oz Prairie Organic Gin
1 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed 
1/2 oz simple syrup
Splash of club soda
Handful of mint
Muddle mint in shaker. Add gin, lemon juice, lime juice and simple syrup with ice, shake. Keep shaking, then strain into a highball glass and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint. 

Cool Mary
2 oz Prairie Cucumber-Flavored Organic Vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice
A squeeze of fresh lemon
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Hot sauce to taste
1 thick cucumber slice, notched
Mix vodka, tomato juice, a squeeze of fresh lemon, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a shaker. Shake with ice and pour mixture (including ice) into a highball glass. Garnish with cucumber on rim of glass. 

Garden Variety
2 oz Prairie Cucumber-Flavored Organic Vodka
2 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
1 diced lime (bitter ends removed)
1 oz organic agave nectar
1 cucumber slice
Salt for rim
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then serve in a lowball glass over ice with a lightly salted rim. Garnish with a slice of cucumber. 

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