Spring into the weekend with this matcha lemonade cucumber cocktail

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Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: - minutes | Serves: 1

One of the best part about the changing of the seasons is the changing of cocktail menus.

We love strong, spirt-forward, brown cocktails and hot, boozy drinks as much as anyone, but it's time to shift to the lighter, more citrusy and floral drinks of spring.

This matcha lemonade cocktail is a fresh take on the classic vodka lemonade, but with the antioxidants and energy-boosting properties of matcha, and a dose of spring essence from the cucumber.

*Recipe courtesy of The Food Channel

Ingredients

  • 1-inch piece seedless cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces matcha lemonade
  • One squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • For garnish cucumber slices

Preparation

  1. Add cucumber and vodka to a cocktail shaker, and muddle. Let the muddled mix sit for a few minutes to allow the cucumber flavor infuse the vodka.
  2. Add ice and lemonade to the shaker. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  4. Top with a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with cucumber slices.
  5. You can also top with club soda for a fizzy, lighter cocktail.