Cucumber Cocktail with Chamomile Tonic

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Cucumber Cocktail with Chamomile TonicRecipe
Photo: David Malosh
"A lot of cultures start meals with an aperitif or end with a digestif," says Jovial King. "Having a bitter drink before or after a meal is just a way to slow down, which is always great for digestion." Her chamomile tonic, with vodka and dandelion greens, is delicious in Marcia Kiesel's refreshing, unsweetened cocktail.
Makes 1 drink


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4 ounces (1 cup) seedless cucumber, unpeeled, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup small ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces Bitter Chamomile Tonic
1 tablespoon chopped mint plus 1 mint sprig, for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 pinch of salt


Total: 10 Minutes

In a blender, combine the cucumber, ice, Bitter Chamomile Tonic, chopped mint, lime juice and salt and puree. Pour into a tumbler, garnish with the mint sprig and serve.

Created date

September 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 118
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g