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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.

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


  • 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)

Athfest Filmfest: Submit Your Short

The Athfest Film Committee is looking for a collection of exemplary shorts from local filmmakers to showcase at this year’s Athfest. If you’re thinking that you have what it takes, there’s still time. The deadline isn’t until May 1st. So, get out there and start making something amazing. Full release from Athfest below and more details can be found at their site.


The AthFest Film Committee is currently accepting submissions for original short
films to be screened as part of a local indie film showcase during AthFest 2013
(June 19-23). Entries must be under 20 minutes in length and must be produced in
Georgia or produced by a Georgia based filmmaker.



1) upload videos to Vimeo or YouTube
2) email the following info to: athfestfilmgmailcom
a) vimeo/youtube weblink
b) film title
c) entrant’s name
d) contact information
e) email subject line: ATHFEST SHORT FILM ENTRY


— Entries must be under 20mins in length and must have been produced in Georgia or
produced by filmmakers currently residing in Georgia. Films can be any genre,
narrative or documentary.

— By entering a motion picture for consideration, applicant attests to holding all
rights to exhibit the given work.

— If selected for screening, filmmakers may be required to submit more information,
including filmmaker bio, film descriptions and hi-res still production still photos
for use in festival promotion.

— AthFest does not guarantee in any way that the submitted video will be selected
for screening. This decision is at the discretion of the AthFest FilmFest selection

For more information, please contact: athfestfilmgmailcom

Featured image via Athfest.com.