Chad Walsh, the manager at The Dutch gave us a refreshing cucumber, thyme, and lemon punch that's ideal for sipping late into the sunlit evening. Pull the bocce ball set out, whip up some flower crowns, and try the recipe ahead. Midsummer mischief begins now.
1 1/2 cup cucumber puree
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup simple syrup
8 cups soda water
1 750L bottle Krogstad Aquavit
1. Make your puree by blending peeled cucumbers. It should last about a week in the fridge.
2. Bring a simple syrup to a boil and add fresh thyme and lemon zest to taste. Allow this to cool and strain off the solids.
3. Combine all the ingredients in a punch bowl.
4. Skewer a thyme sprig through a cucumber wheel and place in each glass before serving.