In the blazing heat of an Arizona summer, nothing is more refreshing to me than some delicious cucumber water with a squeeze of lemon. It is my absolute favorite way to hydrate during these triple-digit months. So, imagine my glee when I read the Four Peaks Hoppy Times recipe! Love at first sight!
This sophisticated beverage incorporates Hop Knot syrup for a little added kick. The syrup is quick to make and can be made ahead of time.
*Hop Knot Syrup
One part Hop Knot
One part sugar
Mix until sugar dissolves. The syrup is good for two weeks but will need refrigerated. (The sugar stabilizes the alcohol.)
In a shaker tin, muddle Crop Cucumber vodka, 2-3 slices of cucumber (to taste), and Hop Knot syrup. Add ice to a shaker with sour and lemon squeeze and shake vigorously. Strain into tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Want to get fancy? Pour into a large chilled martini glass and garnish with a cucumber peel.
A great, fun cocktail to add a little WOW factor to that pool party! However, if you’re not into preparing your cocktails and would prefer to sip on this drink during your next meal, stop by the original Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe OR Four Peaks Grill & Tap in Scottsdale and we’ll have one ready for you!
Have you tried our Summer Cocktails already? Let us know how you like them! Did you add something? Show us the pics! Post on your favorite social media site and tag @fourpeaksbrew. We’d love to see them!