Cucumber Ginger Sparkler
By sugarspiceandbacon on August 26, 2012
Hey there! Iiiiiiiiiit’s Monday! I know I know. Monday. AND it’s the first day of school! So I dunno about you, but I could definitely use a cocktail. This is the perfect cocktail to reassure yourself that summer isn’t over quite yet.
There are all kinds of infused vodkas out there. I mean, you walk into BevMo and you can pretty much get any flavor you want! There are the regulars like vanilla, citrus, berry, and the more out there ones like blood orange and whipped cream, and everything in between. For this cocktail, you get to make your own cucumber-ginger infused vodka and let me tell you it will be way better than anything you can buy in the store!
You can make a batch of this infused vodka as big or as small as you need. The recipe is for one cocktail, but you can double, tripple, quadruple it, or more! This would be a great brunch cocktail for those guests who don’t love mimosas or Bloody Mary’s, it is definitely light and refreshing enough to drink before noon!
When you get to the bottom of this drink, make sure to snack on the vodka soaked cucumbers-they aren’t just for garnish people!!!
If you’re feeling the Monday madness like I am, give yourself something to look forward to and make one of these the second you walk in the door this evening and all your Monday worries will be washed away. I’ll be raising my glass to you around 5:02…how about you??
|Cucumber Ginger Sparkler|
- 4.5 oz vodka
- 1/2 cup peeled chopped cucumber
- 1 inch piece peeled ginger
- peeled cucumber ribbons
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup
- soda water
- Use a vegetable peeler to peel several cucumber ribbons, set aside.
- Chop 1/2 cup cucumber and pack into an 8oz glass
- Add ginger and vodka, let stand at room temperature 20-30 minutes
- Strain infused vodka into a tom collins class filled halfway with ice and cucumber ribbons
- Add simple syrup
- Top with soda water
- Stir gently and serve
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