If ever there was a weekend that needed recovery from, it was this last weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I ditched the PNW, Ben and Huck and headed south to Orlando! And I learned two things down there – Me and the Florida sun do not get along (girl got fried!) , and air conditioning is a gift from the gods. I also might have learned that drinks are highly over priced, and churritos and churros are not the same thing – which is highly disappointing. But back to the drinking portion of our program. Yesterday’s How to Infuse Vodka started this whole process with a two week infusion of fresh cucumbers into vodka. And it only seems fitting to make sure you had something to pour that fresh and fun concoction into – some orange Sanpellegrino, if you dare.
This is a summer staple and I always keep a jar of cucumber infused vodka in the fridge for such occasion. And let’s be honest, there is always an occasion for these. After two rounds of $8.50 of Skinny Girl Coconut Mojitos poolside, I was definitely in the mood for a cheaper, fresher and tastier alternative when I got home. These were such a cinch.
And let’s be honest, after a hopscotch across the country from Orlando to St. Paul to Seattle, a nap and one of these was just what I needed. And some aloe, too. Apparently SPF 50 does nothing for my glow-in-the-dark Pacific Northwest skin. Ow. #worthit
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Need additional ways to refresh and stay cool? Check out these sippers below.
Arenciata Cetriolo Spritzer
An orange and cucumber spritzer perfect for summer
1 can (12 oz.) Arenciata (Orange) Sanpelligrino
4 ounces Cucumber Infused Vodka
Additional cucumber slices, fresh or taken from infused vodka
In two tall glasses, fill with ice. Divide cucumber infused vodka between glasses. Divide orange Sanpelligrino between the glasses. Add in additional cucumber slices to drink. Gently stir to combine with a long handled spoon.