Cocktail of the Week: Cucumber Dream at Bar Fish

February 6, 2015
Wine of the Week: Cucumber Dream

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Wine of the Week: Cucumber Dream at Bar Fish

Last week I tried a Cucumber Dream, a gin based cocktail at Bar Fish, part of Japanese restaurant, BlowFish, on the corner of Bathurst and King West. With a Vegas Hakkasan feel, the long, narrow bar décor was a beautiful and tasteful with a purple hue that was perfect for the subtly sexy atmosphere the bar provided.

Head bartender, Nishan Nepulongoda, was nothing short of a magician behind the bar, slicing, muddling and serving his creative concoction, the Cucumber Dream. This drink is light, fresh, not too sweet and is topped with a slice of cucumber (to help me feel slightly healthy?) and is indeed its namesake- a dream!

If you can’t make it down to Bar Fish any time soon, here is the recipe for you to enjoy at home:

The Cucumber Dream:

1.5 Bombay Sapphire gin

0.5 Calamansi juice

0.5 Aperol

2.0 Lime juice

1.0 Falernum syrup

1 dash lemon bitter

Muddle three slices of cucumber, double strain and garnish with cilantro

Photo Courtesy of: Pedro Marques, @tdotSPOT

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