Right around the time Best of Missoula was heading to press, local meteorologists warned of a potential heat wave that could be the worst since the early 1890s. We’re talking triple digits, possible power outages and increased fire danger. We’re talking the need to tube the rivers, take cold showers and, if you’re smart, visit Missoula’s latest libation station, Montgomery Distillery.
The mixologists at this gorgeous Front Street tasting room can whip up an array of artisan cocktails, but none is quite as refreshing on a sweltering summer day as the Cucumber Cooler. Composed of Montgomery Distillery’s own Whyte Laydie Gin, muddled cucumber and tarragon, simple syrup, lime and cucumber soda, and garnished with a slice of cucumber, it’s an easy to drink, instant cool-down. It’s also our new favorite way to chill out.