Drink of the Week: The Midwestern Breeze
Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: The Midwestern Breeze

Hey there, NowOmaha.com readers! Summer is in full swing, and what better way to savor the season than with a refreshing, invigorating cocktail? Our Drink of the Week, the Midwestern Breeze, is a delightful concoction inspired by the cooling winds that sweep across Nebraska’s plains.

The Midwestern Breeze is a thirst-quenching combination of cucumber, fresh mint, lime, gin, and a touch of honey. The crisp and cool cucumber contrasts perfectly with the vibrant flavors of mint and lime, making it an ideal drink for lounging by the pool or enjoying a barbecue with friends.

Here’s the recipe for the Midwestern Breeze:


  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprig and cucumber slice for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices, mint leaves, lime juice, and honey together.
  2. Add the gin and a handful of ice cubes, then shake vigorously.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with club soda and give it a gentle stir.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of cucumber.

Enjoy the refreshing taste of the Midwestern Breeze as you take in the beauty of a summer’s day in Omaha. With its balanced, invigorating flavors, this cocktail is sure to become a favorite for the season. Cheers to summer in the Midwest!

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