Muddle cucumber slices with mint and lemongrass in this garden-fresh, Thai-inspired Collins update. The result is cool as a…well, you know.
4 fresh mint leaves
3 sugar cubes
2 (¼-inch) cucumber slices
1 teaspoon grated (on a Microplane) lemongrass
6 tablespoons fresh-pressed cucumber juice
1/4 cup (2 oz.) white rum
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons club soda
Cucumber slices and mint leaves, for garnish
How to Make It
Muddle mint leaves, sugar cubes, cucumber slices, and grated lemongrass in a cocktail shaker. Add fresh-pressed cucumber juice, white rum, and fresh lime juice. Swirl to combine. Add ice, cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint leaves, if desired.