BUGGY WHIP PUNCH:MINT GIN LEMON CUCUMBERS

I received this recipe at a cocktail workshop a while back, however i recently lost my original but smart maxene wrote it down in my moleskin note book, here is my rendition of it: buggy whip punch
TOOLS:
  • MUDDLER
  • PEELER
  • KNIFE
  • MEASURING CUPS
  • BOWL
SHOPPING LIST:
  • 12OZ GIN
  • 1 LARGE CUCUMBER
  • 32 FRESH MINT LEAVES
  • 3 LEMONS AND 6OZ OF FRESH LEMON JUICE FROM SAID LEMONS
  • 16OZ SODA WATER
  • ½ C SUGAR

PEEL LEMONS, screw that pith, leave her behind.  I prefer long strips so peeling the length of the lemon will yield you sexy zesty results

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In a large bowl, MARRY LEMONS AND SUGAR, poor all dat sugar on dem LEMON PEELS. Muddle it. Stir it. Let her rest for 20 min. You’re making Oleo-Sacchrum (essentially macerating the lemon oils). So while she’s resting …

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Pluck MINT LEAVES, wash, and dry. Dice half of the CUCUMBER, reserve the other half and slice into wheels, to be used as garnish.

Add 20 mint leaves and the diced cucumbers to stirred and rested lemon peels. Gently muddle and stir until combined.

To this bowl of punch starter add GIN and LEMON JUICE. Stir until sugar dissolves. You may strain, I prefer not to. Cover and refrigerate until it is party time.

In a punch bowl or serving pitcher add ice and soda water. Ladle punch into cups you may skip adding the bruised leaves, peel and cucumber however I like it. GARNISH with cucumber remaining cucumber wheels.