Yes Dolls, I’ve heard you, not everyone imbibes. And yes, there are times when I am out socially and not in the mood, particularly during the summer months. My go-to, the Virgin Cape Codder. Named the “cousin of the Cosmo,” the Cape Codder is best served pool side or at the beach. Peep the mixology below.
The Cape Codder
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cranberry juice
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice or Rose’s Lime Juice
- club soda
- 1 cup ice
- Fresh or frozen cranberries, for garnish (optional)
The Mixology. Combine cranberry juice and fresh lime juice in a tall glass; top with club soda stir. Add ice. Garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries if desired and serve.
For those that want the traditional Cape Codder with a twist, peep the mixology for the Cucumber Cap Codder.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups grated English cucumber (about 1 cucumber), plus cucumber wedges, for garnish
- 9 ounces vodka, chilled
- 12 ounces cranberry juice (no sugar added)
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
- Ice, for serving
The Mixology. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in grated cucumber, and let cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl or large glass measuring cup, and discard solids (you should have 2 cups syrup). Cucumber syrup can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
Combine cucumber syrup, vodka, and cranberry and lime juices in a 2-quart pitcher. Cocktail can be refrigerated up to 8 hours. Serve over ice, and garnish with cucumber wedges. Serve. Chin, chin!
Source | Martha Stewart
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