Nothing beats a rock shandy to quench thirst and refresh. Add a splash of vodka, freshly sliced cucumber and mint, and you have a fabulous and easy cocktail that pretty much goes with anything.
This is the perfect drink for me because I don’t like sweet cocktails and I love the taste of bitters. I use Sprite Zero as I try and eliminate all sugar from my liquid diet.
Fill a tumbler with loads of ice. Add a shot of vodka. Fill up the glass with half soda water and half lemonade (or Sprite / Sprite Zero). Add a few slices of cucumber to the glass which looks really pretty as it slides done the side. Lightly bruise a sprig or two of fresh mint leaves and add this to the glass. Top with a few drops of Angostura bitters until the drink starts to turn a lovely pale pink colour.