We love this drink almost as much as we love this hilarious scene from the Queen Latifah/Steve Martin movie, Bringing Down the House. The line with this cocktail's namesake is at 1:09 of the clip.

We discovered this drink at the 2012 Science of Cocktails event at the Exploratorium. This refreshing drink is perfect for a hot afternoon or for a bridal shower. The proportions below make two cocktails.
 cucumber vodka4 oz
 lemon juice1 oz
fresh squeezed
 agave nectar 1/2 oz
add more to taste
 rosewater1 barspoon
be careful not to overdose on this
 orange bitters6 drops
 ginger beer1 oz
cold, plus extra to splash into the finished cocktail
 dried mini rosebuds2 whole
optional garnish
 cucumber2 slices
optional garnish, but its smell sure does enhance the cocktail :)


Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer, rosebuds, and cucumber) into the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into serving glass.
Stir in the ginger beer and double strain into serving glasses. Splash with additional cold ginger beer. (If you top it with room temp ginger beer, the cocktail will no longer be ice cold.)
Garnish with dried rosebuds and/or cucumber slices.