It’s never too hot to drink, is it?
Of course not.
I didn’t want to leave you hanging out there, with no inspiration for what to do in your kitchen/bar/general intoxication zone. I suggest (on a hot summer night when the fan is blowing on you and the dog is too hot to lay on the furniture and the cat is trying to catch flies on the other side of the windowpane) you try a cucumber gin and tonic. It’s the easiest thing in the world.
Cucumber Gin & Tonic (for one)
- Thinly slice six slices of cucumber.
- Put five ice cubes in a nice tall glass. Top with five of your cucumber slices.
- Pour in one shot gin, then as much tonic water as you like (I like a fair amount of tonic — probably about 10 ounces). Stir gently and briefly (to blend your liquids and to get those cucumbers into the mix).
- Cut a slit in your one remaining cucumber slice and use it to garnish your glass. The garnish is crucial if you are pretending you are somewhere cool and lovely, someplace with a soft breeze and all white furniture, instead of sweating in your apartment.
- Drink and enjoy.
But what if you don’t like gin? Easy peasy: Use vodka! But what if you don’t drink the she-devil called liquor? Easy breezy: Skip the gin! Add a squirt of lemon or lime (you could do that with the gin/vodka too!). But what if you don’t like tonic, cucumber or gin? Well, friend, you’re out of luck. But you could always try the double rainbow, if you need some inspiration.