When it comes to cocktails, sometimes adding an unusual ingredient to a standard combination of flavors can really elevate things...and that's what this week's cocktail is all about!

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The Absolut Cucumber Daisy combines some of my favorite ingredients then adds a twist that you might not expect, but will certainly enjoy on a hot summer day!

Don't forget, there are only a few more weeks(!) left of this Absolut Summer on the Rocks, so make sure you enter to win that trip to see Lady Gaga in Sweden in September!

On to the good stuff!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absolut Cilantro
  • .75 oz elderflower liqueur (like St. Germain)
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 small pieces cucumber (chopped)
  • cucumber wheel, to garnish

Muddle the cucumber pieces and elderflower liqueur in a shaker. Add Absolut Cilantro, lime juice, and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a fresh cucumber wheel!

Switch it up:

Cilantro and lime are a pretty classic combo, but play around and see what additions work with them to bring a new flavor...Think mango puree, blackberry brandy, or even tomato juice instead of the elderflower liqueur!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to see Lady Gaga live in Sweden! Check out Absolutsummer.com to learn more, and enter all summer long! *You must be 21 or older to win!* This contest ends 9/1/2014. No purchase necessary. 1 trip prize per household. Certain restrictions may apply. Visit Absolutsummer.com for complete list of rules.

*Please enjoy responsibly.*

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