Madmen Drink of the Week No. 2: Ben’s Cucumber Coconut Palm
Madmen on AMC is the perfect fit for a cocktail and every week, I come up with a drink to enjoy the show with. If you’re a fan of the show, you get it!
This week’s drink is clearly not typical of Madmen 1960’s; but, with a beautiful spring day in the Mohawk Valley, I’m totally into this vodka based drink. It’s delicious.
This weekend, my wife and I ate at one of our Plate Night featured restaurants, Michaels in Sangerfield/Waterville. The food was awesome and the drink before dinner was inspiring.
Executive Bartender Ben put together a summer weather blend that really hit the ’spring fever’ spot. It’s called Ben’s Cucumber Coconut Palm and don’t be afraid of the cucumber vodka; this drink is awesome, especially when the weather is nice.
Ben’s Cucumber Coconut Palm
In a shaker, combine
1-2 shots Cucumber Vodka (Ben uses Effin, my wife uses Skinner Girl brand cucumber vodka)
4 oz. Coconut Water
1 slice Kiwi for garnish and 1 slice kiwi muddled
2 oz. Simple Syrup
Generous splash of Lemon Juice
Pour over rock glass of ice.
Add kiwi for garnish.
(This drink can also be made in a pitcher for larger servings)