It’s hard to imagine the movie-star environmentalist having time to mix himself a drink, what with all those kids to take care of, but if Brad Pitt had a hankering for a refreshing Earth Day quaffer; this could be just the green ticket. Developed by Gourmet food editor Maggie Ruggiero as part of our tribute to the 2009 Oscar nominees, it’s probably the most eco-friendly cocktail in our repertoire (buy yourself a seltzer siphon and reduce your carbon footprint even more— just be sure to recycle your spent CO2 cartridges).
2 wedges of organic lime
2 thin slices fresh organic cucumber
Sprig of organic mint
2 oz (1/4 cup) Crop Organic cucumber vodka
3 to 4 oz seltzer
• Squeeze juice from lime wedges into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice cubes. Add squeezed lime wedges, cucumber, mint, vodka, and seltzer to shaker. Stir to combine and pour into a 12-oz highball glass.