National Cucumber Day - Do's and Don'ts!
It seems there's a national day for everything these days.
And now, cucumbers.
The most serious of fruits...
So, in order to navigate National Cucumber Day on June 14th (yes, it really is a thing) we've created a handy list of Do's and Don'ts for when it comes to handling our little green garnish friend:
DO: CREATE A CUCUMBER COCKTAIL
Like these cheeky cucumber margaritas from jetandindigo.com
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 180ml Lime juice
- 180ml tequila - 45ml per glass
- 100ml cointreau - 25ml per glass
- Salt (for glass rims)
- Cucumber slices, lime slices and mint leaves to garnish
Roughly chop the cucumber and add to a blender. Blend until a puree is formed. Put the cucumber puree through a sieve to extract the juice. You can also use a muslin cloth. Discard the pulp. This should make enough cucumber juice for 4 servings.
Rub lime on each rim of 4 glasses and roll or dip the rim in salt. In a large glass or jar, muddle the mint and lime juice. Divide this mixture equally between the 4 glasses.
Pour 45 ml of cointreau and 25ml of triple sec or cointreau in each glass. Then top with the cucumber puree and stir. Garnish with slices of cucumber and lime and mint leaves.
DON'T: FEED CUCUMBER TO YOUR DOG
Technically, it's on the safe list.
But it's far better when put to use in a cocktail, no?
DO: KEEP ANTS AT BAY USING CUCUMBER PEELINGS
Ants are pretty appalled by cucumbers - especially bitter cucumbers and especially cucumber skin. Peelings will therefore help keep ants at bay during the summer months, simply place near cracks or other areas where ants may enter the home. #LifeHack
DON'T: WASTE YOUR CUCUMBER IN SOGGY SANDWICHES
Because wet cucumber in over-processed bread IN NO WAY beats a cucumber slice flirting on the glass rim of a naughty Gin and Tonic...
DO: SIP ON THE CUCUMBER-INFUSED HENDRICK'S GIN
With extra cucumber.
Because Hendrick's is a delicious, unique gin that is infused with cucumber and rose essence.
The definition of true cucumber goodness.
DON'T: TERRORISE YOUR CAT WITH CUCUMBER...
Cats really hate cucumbers.
So, that's a NO to terrorising cats, feeding dogs and eating soggy sandwiches and a YES to fending off ants, making cucumber cocktails and drinking Hendrick's gin.
Happy National Cucumber Day, June 14th...