The end of summer doesn't mean the end of the heat, especially here in the Southwest, so I like to take a cool, refreshing cocktail out onto the deck to watch the sunsets and this is a perfect sip on a warm early Fall evening:
CUCUMBER CILANTRO MARTINI
2 oz Vodka
1/2 Oz Agave Syrup
2 Cucumber slices
Chill your glass in the freezer. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, cilantro and lime juice. Fill cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, and agave syrup. Shake, and strain into your chilled martini glass then garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of cilantro.