happy hour: zucchinitini
This week I decided to make some zucchini fritters (recipe coming next week) and in the process I ended up with a jar of zucchini juice. I felt bad pouring it down the drain, it was just so darn pretty. So I sealed the jar and kept it for happy hour, figuring if cucumbers can be in cocktails so can zucchini. Fast forward to last night when I mixed up a super simple little number: zucchini juice, gin—I thought the herby notes in gin would play well together with the light vegetal flavor of the zucchini—a little lime and a bit of simple syrup to sweeten it up. The zucchini juice itself is very light, so the other flavors are more prominent, but every now and then you get a hint of the refreshing zucchini flavor. I think sake would work really well with this, but I didn’t have time to stop by the store to get it… next time! In the meantime, I’ll definitely be making another one of these to help me cool off in this crazy heat.
Cheers! To beating the heat, new veggies at the market and fun!
makes one cocktail
1.5 oz gin
1 oz zucchini juice (strained from shredded zucchini)
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup