Alkalizing cucumber juice, used as the main mixer here, gives this cocktail license to combine intense, spicy and acidic flavors in an uncompromising and palatable way.
Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka is a premium, small-batch vodka created from distilled grapes, rather than the typical grains or potatoes. It’s a smooth and balanced spirit that’s been infused with fresh ginger for its flavoring.
When met with lime-mint syrup, lime juice and, of course, cucumber juice, this complex cocktail comes to life — it’s crisp, refreshing and tangy.
1 1/2 oz Hanson of Sonoma Organic Ginger Vodka
3 oz fresh cucumber juice
1/2 oz Wilks & Wilson Millicent’s Lime-mint simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
Lemongrass spear, red chili and cucumber peel for garnish
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice, garnish and serve.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.