April 9, 2012
First up, blend the cucumbers with some lime juice and honey. Strain out the delicious cucumber juice, and press as much juice as you can out of the pulp. If you have a juicer I suppose you could go that route. In the shaker, some basil goes first, then ice. If you want to use cilantro like they do, you could go ahead and add it at this point too. Cucumber juice goes in next. Followed by sriracha. I loved this drink. I couldn't tell how exactly close it was to the one at catalyst, because it had been a few months since and also been a few drinks when I had it. Either way, you could taste all the elements of the drink and despite the muddy green color, it was a tasty beverage.
- In a food processor, blend a cucumber with juice from one lime, a tablespoon of honey, and a sprinkle of salt. Pour into a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Allow to strain for 5 to 10 minutes, then pick up the cheesecloth and press the cucumber pulp to squeeze out as much juice as you can.
- In a shaker, mix 5 large leaves of basil, ice, 3 shots of the cucumber mixture, 2 shots of vodka, juice of one lime, and a splash of sriracha. Shake really well and pour into chilled glasses to serve.