Welcome back to "The Boozy Book-Lovers Favorite Reads and Drinks," where we pair DIY drinks with our favorite Overcup Press titles.

This week, we’re bringing you a cool and refreshing drink for those long summer days and pairing it with a guidebook to Portland’s finest high-proof alcohol. Enjoy this Cucumber Lime Tequila while you read up on Portland’s distilling scene and get some tips on how to properly taste and savor high-proof liquors with High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene by Karen Locke. Ever wondered how many distilleries there are in Portland? Or how to properly enjoy spirits like the tequila in this drink? Whip up a Cucumber Lime Tequila and settle down with this book to answer these questions and more!

What You'll Need:

Cucumber Lime Tequila Cocktail

  • 2 parts cucumber juice
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 1 part tequila
  • Simple syrup (to taste)
  • Club soda
  • *Lime wedge for garnish (optional)

Step 1: Pour the tequila in a shaker filled with ice.

step one cucumber lime tequila cocktail

Step 2: Squeeze some lime juice into the shaker.

 Step two cucumber lime tequila cocktail

Step 3: Add the simple syrup.

 step three cucumber lime tequila cocktail

Step 4: Add cucumber juice.

 step four cucumber lime tequila cocktail

Step 5: Mix everything in the shaker and pour into a glass over more ice. Fill the rest of the glass with club soda.

 step five cucumber lime tequila cocktail

Step 6: Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy with your copy of High-Proof PDX!

final drink cucumber lime tequila cocktail


high proof pdx sits on a table surrounded by drinks

Don’t have your copy of High-Proof PDX yet? Get it here and enjoy it with your favorite drink.

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