Arenciata Cetriolo Spritzer

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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.

 

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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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Arenciata Cetriolo Spritzer

An orange and cucumber spritzer perfect for summer

Ingredients:

1 can (12 oz.) Arenciata (Orange) Sanpelligrino
4 ounces Cucumber Infused Vodka
Ice
Additional cucumber slices, fresh or taken from infused vodka

Directions:

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.
Serve immediately