The Cucumber Gimlet At The Wyndham Cleveland

The Cucumber Gimlet At The Wyndham ClevelandAs tends to happen, I found myself in an incredibly weird, but at the same time, incredibly awesome situation last night.  I received a text from a buddy Casey yesterday afternoon asking if the Wife and I would like to join him and some others at a performance of War Horse at PlayhouseSquare.  We jumped at the chance (after skittering to line up a babysitter for the boys) and 4 hours later found ourselves happy-houring at the Wyndham downtown.

Apparently the Wyndham has an incredible happy hour that everyone in the city of Cleveland (except for me) knows about.  I’m happy to say that I’m now versed in just how awesome this place is…. and specifically their Cucumber Gimlet.

MAN was that a good drink.  I’m typically more of a “shot and a beer” kind of a guy but seeing as we were taking in a show I figured JD & Miller Lite might not be appropriate 🙂

I’ve been scouring the interwebs all morning trying to find the recipe.  I haven’t (yet) been able to find a specific recipe for the Wyndham’s version but this one I think is pretty close.

Cucumber Gimlet

1/12 ounces gin or vodka
2 ounces cucumber purée
1/2 ounce squeezed lime juice
Garnish with lime wedge & cucumber slice

If I can manage to track down the “official” Wyndham recipe I’ll update this post.

As for the show itself… If you’re not familiar (like I wasn’t) here’s a brief synopsis from the PlayhouseSquare website:

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

War Horse At PlayhouseSquare
A Pic From The Show That In Retrospect I Probably Wasn’t Allowed To Take

We had a wonderful time #inthebox with Casey (@Case4Cleveland on Twitter) and the whole crew.  Thanks again for the invite and thanks too for introducing us to a wonderful happy hour (and cocktail).

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