'The Mosquito' by 132 Bar Vintage is Made with a Vegetable Water Base

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 28, 2015
References: le132 & montrealgazette
Chartreuse liqueur, tequila and simple syrup are a few of the staple ingredients of 132 Bar Vintage's 'The Mosquito' alcoholic beverage—but the real secret to this unusual water cocktail is cucumber juice.

Cucumber water is prepared by juicing or making a purée from unpeeled cucumbers, which is then added to create a refreshing beverage. With flavors like freshly squeezed lime juice and basil leaves, this drink is both sweet, tart and savory.

Flavored or infused water made with plants is also becoming quite popular, providing consumers with alternative ways to quench their thirst for something novel. Considering that juicing has been taking off as a segment of the health movement, this water cocktail combines a healthy ingredient with the indulgence of alcohol in a refreshing summer form.