Is there anything more refreshing on a 111-degree day than a cold, crisp cucumber? Yes! Ice cold cucumber-infused Beefeaters and sugar-free tonic! I speed-infused (sped-infused?) this gin by chopping up a whole, peeled cucumber, adding it to a jar of gin and shaking vigorously until I started to perspire. Then, I gave it a good chill in the fridge and - voila! - a delightful adult nectar and a lovely reward for making it through one of the hottest days on record without flipping anyone off.
But, I'm only having one. Too much alcohol in weather like this can be dangerously dehydrating. (Note to self.)