This is without a doubt a sweltering Saturday nicety (some would even say a necessity!) So when the sun is high, and the weather humid, here's a quick way to cool down.
- 4-5 slices of cucumber, 2 1/2 ounces Hendricks dry gin, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup (up it to 3/4 if you're making this drink long)
- Fill a shaker 3/4 full of ice, pour all of the above in, sh-sh-shake it.
- For a short drink: Pour into a chilled martini glass. Serve.
- For a long drink: Top with soda water and ice in a high ball glass. Serve.