Spice it up!

August 24th, 2012

Well hello there! It seems like forever since I’ve been in my kitchen—and even longer since I’ve posted a tasty treat for you. Caroline and I created this cocktail for an event we did a few weeks ago and it was such a winner that I had to share it.

This drink is all about heating up and cooling down—ginger syrup is paired with a little lime juice and cucumber infused vodka, then topped with a spicy slice or two of jalepenos. It involves a super simple infusion inspired by water infused with cucumbers—of course it wouldn’t be a cocktail if it were water, so we swapped out the water with a little vodka. It doesn’t take long for the light flavor and scent to infuse the vodka, which brings to the coolness to the drink. It’s the perfect drink to sip on a summer evening.

Cheers! To the weekend, tasty drinks and keeping things spicy!

Spice it up!

makes 1 cocktail

For the cucumber infused vodka:
vodka
sliced cucumbers

For the cocktail:
2 ounces cucumber infused vodka
1/2 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce ginger syrup*
1-2 slices jalepeno

*If you don’t feel like making ginger syrup, you could substitute ginger beer, just add after shaking the cocktail.

To make cucumber infused vodka:

1. Toss a handful of cucumber slices into a pitcher of vodka—I infused half a bottle to a bottle. Let sit for at least 20 minutes but up to one day.
2. Strain cucumber slices from vodka. Done!

To make the cocktail:

1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lime juice and ginger syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cucumber and jalepeno slice or two. Enjoy!

 

Comments: 2 Total

  1. Bekka

    August 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I Loved this cocktail the other night!!

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