From Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington, the Cool Cucumber is the perfect summer drink for a hot afternoon or warm evening. The subtle heat from the ginger simple syrup is quickly cooled by the cucumber and refreshed with a hint of citrus.

INGREDIENTS
— 4 slices of cucumber
— 1 lemon wedge
— 1.25 oz. Yazi ginger-flavored vodka
— 1 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
— 3 oz. soda water
— 4 sprigs of candied ginger (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Muddle 3 cucumber slices and lemon wedge. Add ice, vodka and simple syrup. Shake and pour into glass. Add soda water and garnish with a slice of cucumber and candied ginger.

Courtesy of SILVER REEF CASINO 

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