Cucumber "Cuke" Shooters

Refreshing, semi-sweet, shots served in a hollowed out, fresh, cucumber! The perfect summer appetizer to keep your guests having fun and cooled off.

Cucumber "Cuke" Shooters

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serves

4 people

Refreshing, semi-sweet, shots served in a hollowed out, fresh, cucumber! The perfect summer appetizer to keep your guests having fun and cooled off.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vodka (optional)

Preparation

  • 1 Divide cucumber into 4 equal segments. Carefully core 4/5 of each center, leaving enough in the bottom to create a space capable of holding fluid. Place in a plastic bag and place in freezer until use.
  • 2 Chop removed cucumber pieces into a fine dice then, in a medium saucepan, bring sugar and 1/4 cup of the water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, add diced cucumber flesh and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • 3 Remove from heat, pour into a blender, add ice and vodka (if using) then puree until smooth. Chill until serving. To serve, pour mixture into the frozen cored cuke vessels and garnish with a thin slice of cucumber, if desired.

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