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A pick-up line AND a drink at Slice of Vegas

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Sabrina Chapman

What's six inches and hard? In Vegas, that question could elicit several interpretations. But at Slice of Vegas Pizza at Mandalay Place, the answer is a cucumber.

Yes, a cucumber.

Slice’s GM Tony M. Cordovana, referred to as “The Big Slice,” further explains the What’s 6” and Hard? cocktail ($11.95) in a charming Sicilian accent: “I came up with the name because in my researches of doing the cucumber drink, the average fresh cucumber is 6 inches. … Obviously because it’s Vegas, it can be interpreted any way you’d like it.”

This perfect pick-up line drink leaves the palate satiated and hydrated. The vodka, lime and cucumber are subtle notes beneath sparkling club soda for a spritzer-like result that pairs well with Slice’s menu: appetizers like Not Your Mamma’s Garlic Bread, a good ol’ traditional Caesar salad and hot, oven-fresh pizzas.

What’s 6˝ and Hard?

Ingredients:

2 oz. Effen Cucumber Vodka

4 oz. club soda

1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz. agave syrup

4 cucumber slices

Method:

Muddle two cucumber slices with lime juice and agave syrup. Add Effen Cucumber Vodka and shake. Strain over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with remaining two cucumber slices.

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