Buckeye Vodka’s 3 C’s Cooler (Charlie’s Cucumber Cooler)
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Buckeye Vodka’s 3 C’s Cooler

Buckeye Vodka showcases two great flavors of summer in the easy to make Charlie’s Cucumber Cooler.

We teamed up with Dayton’s own Buckeye Vodka to bring you some summer cocktail inspiration.  

Buckeye Vodka’s 3 C’s Cooler (Charlie’s Cucumber Cooler)
This light and summery cocktail offers a fresh take on the traditional vodka soda. Charlie Ballinger, regional sales manager for Buckeye Vodka in Dayton, came up with this recipe while working as a bartender at a restaurant. “One of my guests asked me to come up with something … and I happened to have some cucumbers lying around,” he recalls. Ballinger says the versatility of the veggie and the bite of the lime make for a great mix. “The other thing you can do with this cocktail, if you want to make it in batches: you can actually infuse the vodka with cucumbers for about a week and just use cucumber-infused vodka and get the same results.”

2 ounces Buckeye Vodka
4 ounces soda water
Cucumber slices
Lime slices

Pour soda water over ice and add Buckeye Vodka. Stir in some cucumber slices and garnish with a lime wedge.