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According to Jamie Boudreau, a good aperitif often hints at the meal that will follow. This light, summery cilantro-spiked drink--which Boudreau likes to mix with a eucalyptus-infused simple syrup--would be a great lead-up to Mexican food.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink
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  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 5 cilantro leaves, plus 1 flowering cilantro sprig for garnish (optional)
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber and cilantro leaves. Add ice and the vodka, lime juice and Simple Syrup and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish.
Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published July 2009

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