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The Cucumber Caipiroska: Perfect Summer Party Cocktail

Every spring and summer ins Athens, I would always head to Highwire Lounge for their signature cocktails. My favorite of which was the Cucumber Caipiroska. This recipe isn’t exactly the same, but it’s pretty great. The only thing missing is the smell of the booths make from unfinished wood.

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Took this picture, in Highwire, on a Palm Pre. The drink closest to me is mine. It is almost definitely a cucumber caipiroska. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup caster sugar
  • 1 Cup lime juice
  • 3 Stalks of prepared lemongrass
  • 4 Cucumbers, peeled and deseeded
  • ⅔ Cup white vodka
  • 3 Cups soda water
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Lime wedges

To Do

  1. Make a lime/lemongrass simple syrup. Place the sugar, lime juice and lemongrass in a saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil for 2 minutes or until thickened slightly. You can do this in the microwave if you’re careful with it.
  2. Serve it up. Allow to cool completely. Strain. Place the cucumber, white rum and lemongrass syrup in a blender and process until smooth. Pass through a sieve into a 1.5 litre-capacity jug.
  3. Finish it off. Add the soda water, extra cucumber and ice and stir to combine. Squeeze in extra lime, if desired. You can do this park all together or per cup, depending on how fizzy you like it or quickly it’s being drank.

Makes 1.25 litres (5 cups)

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Fun Fact: Michael F. Adams is a Failed Politician

President Adams has more money than you do.
President Adams has more money than you do.
Just look at that check.

Michael F. Adams was the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives in 1980 for Tennessee’s Fifth District. He lost the general election to Democrat Bill Boner  118,506 votes (65.4%) to 62,746 votes (34.6%).

Yes, President Adams’s political career was shorter and more disastrous than the average life-span of a UGA mascot. He managed to lose to a man with the last name that everyone thinks John Boehner has.