St. Patrick's Day Sneeky

In honor of St. Patrick's Day I'm serving up one of my most refreshing, green sneekys. For those who prefer their drinks straight up rather than in a can, this is the perfect drink for you! I'll be enjoying this St. Patrick's Day outdoors with one of these in hand. Who's with me?!

Cucumber Cocktail

What: My favorite green drink, The Cucumber Cocktail at Cru.


Cru Restaurant, On my favorite island, Nantucket


The Greatest “barologist” on Island, Tommy Heiser, well-versed in intellectual exchanges, stimulating chatter and the latest Grey Lady gossip, to which the Powers girls (my sisters) refer to as “summer


  • 1 oz fresh cucumber juice
  • 2 1/2 oz Zumbrowska vodka
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz toasted sesame
  • simple syrup
  • 3 leaves of lemon balm
  • Slap lemon balm to release oils
  1. Add to shaker with all other ingredients
  2. Add ice to shaker
  3. Strain into Champagne Coupe glass and garnish with fresh cucumber