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Taste of Windstar: Cucumber Press

June signifies the arrival of summer – the beginnings of outdoor cook-outs, long lazy afternoons, fragrant garden parties and early evening cocktails. Straight off our sailing yachts’ cocktail menus, this versatile beverage is as refreshing as you’d expect. Exhilarating as a day on the high seas, this bubbly mix of cucumber and soda will cool down even the hottest days. Add your choice of vodka or gin to the below recipe to satisfy any guest at any time of day!


  • Slices of cucumber
  • 3 sliced limes
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon juice
  • Soda water
  • Mint syrup


  • Put sliced cucumber, sliced limes and mint leaves into a shaker and muddle
  • Pour into a tall glass and add ice
  • Pour soda water
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and cucumber in the glass
  • Pass around & let summer begin!
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