While known to most as All Fool’s Day, April 1 is also celebrated in countries around the world as the Edible Book Day. Started in 2000, the International Edible Book Festival is an annual event showcasing a variety of comestible “book art”, as tribute to French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. As a way of commemorating the day, we bring to you these incredibly clever and appetizing cucumber shot glasses that are undoubtedly the hit of the season.
Drinking shots from edible shot glasses is very much like having your cake and eating it too. Remember how New York-based chef Dominique Ansel revolutionized the milk and cookies concept with his utterly drool-worthy and heavenly chocolate shells, brimming with cold frothy milk? Well these cucumber shots, though not so sophisticated as Ansel’s masterpiece, are just as alluring and fun.
Created using peeled and hollowed cucumber shells, the shot glasses are super easy to make, and go perfectly with gimlet, which is essentially a cocktail of gin and freshly squeezed lime juice.
In fact, the cooling effects of cucumber and lime make this refreshing concoction an ideal accompaniment for your summer weekends. Can you think of other equally delicious and impressive edible shot glass ideas?