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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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Seeking Nominations for All of the Best Bars in Athens

BESTBARS

We’re compiling a list of the best bars in Athens. Nominate your favorites by commenting below. We’ll take your nominations and publish the polls and reviews later on. We’re accepting nominations for the following categories: Best Venue, Best Drinks, Best Beer, Best FoodMost Fun, and Best Atmosphere.

So, sound off below and look out for our reviews and your chance to vote.

Saturday Event Picks: Boybutante Ball and an Athens Supergroup

24th Annual Boybutante Ball at the fabulous 40 Watt Club, 9 PM, $25

Started in 1989, the Boybutante Ball raises money for AIDS relief, and does so in style. You may have seen or been to one of the smaller parties thrown by Boybutante in the past, but this is the big, yearly event to rule them all. Continue reading Saturday Event Picks: Boybutante Ball and an Athens Supergroup

Friday Event Picks: Little Kings Dance Party and Jessica Chastain

Dance at Little Kings, 10 PM, FREE

Immuzikation, Twin Powers, and Z-Dogg are the dance commanders this go-round for the coolest dance party north of Washington and South of Hancock on Hull St. in Athens, GA. Plus, it’s conveniently located directly across from Dawg Gone Good BBQ, which is basically Athenian Gatorade—it replenishes our electrolytes or something. Continue reading Friday Event Picks: Little Kings Dance Party and Jessica Chastain

Brace Your Hollow Bones: Happening This Weekend in Athens

Toppers Male Review

Friday, March 29

Toppers’ All Male Review, Toppers, 8 pm
With a description like “18 to get loose, 21 for grey goose”, what’s not to hate about this thing that Toppers sometimes does? Probably the naked people dancing, I suppose. I mean, if you’re into that kind of thing. Personally, I can’t watch such things due to my hollow, bird-like bones.

Cherub, GA Theater, 9 pm, $15
We previewed their latest EP last week, now check them out live.

Werewolves, Flicker, 9pm, FREE
Check out Wyatt, Dena, and crew for what is always a grand time.

Mike Mills, Ciné, 9 pm, SOLD OUT
If you happen to have been lucky enough to grab tickets for this rare, solo set by REM’s bassist, good for you. I now hate you, but good for you.

Saturday, March 30

Book Club, Green Room, 9 pm, FREE


Take a watch/listen to this music video then take a method of transportation to see them Saturday at 9.

Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival, Dauset Trails Nature Center, 9 am to 4 pm, FREE
Spend an afternoon with nature listening to Packway Handle Band, Cabin Point, and Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluegrass.

Post Image via Toppers. Featured image is a screen-cap from NBC’s 30 Rock.