A special thanks to The Franklin’s talented bar team in Traverse City for sharing this cocktail recipe.
To make a big batch, please note that 1 part equals 1/4 ounce so that recipes can be scaled to fill either a pitcher or a wading pool.
- 6 parts cucumber-infused Valentine vodka (instructions below)
- 2 parts green Chartreuse
- 4 parts fresh lime juice
- 1 part simple syrup
- fresh mint sprigs
- cucumber slices
For the cucumber vodka: Muddle 20 slices of fresh cucumber and add one full bottle of Valentine vodka. Let infuse, stirring occasionally, for 24 hours.
Create the cocktail: Mix all ingredients vigorously (shaking if possible-depending on the vessel); pour over fresh ice; garnish each glass with a fresh mint sprig and cucumber slice or serve garnishes on a separate platter.