My cocktail entry for a bartending competition here in Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands. In celebration of the islands local cuisine, culture and lifestyle. This is a very simple and refreshing drink that anyone can enjoy sipping by the beach or just to quench your thirst from the tropical heat. Its a unique approach compared to those typical tropical juices and flavors of the island. Resembling a vibrant color of the sea, cool emerald waters, relaxing summer breeze and the refreshing sound of the waves drifting to the shores, inspired this perfect summer drink! Hope you enjoy and give your expert opinions to continously improve this wonderful cocktail.
50ml Absolut Exposure (honeydew melon and lemongrass flavored vodka)
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml Monin Cucumber Syrup
Fresh Cucumber Slice
Pour ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain and pour in a 16oz glass filled with ice. Add a splash of soda water. Garnish with a few thinly cut cucumber slice, add lemon grass and mint sprig. Enjoy!