1 ounce vegetable infused vodka (go to the pic link)
1/2 teaspoon green hot sauce (like green tabasco)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon pickle or olive brine
1 ounce club soda (optional)
1 celery stalk
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, cumin, and celery seeds. Add the infused vodka, green hot sauce, Worcestershire, lime juice, pickle/olive juice, and ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a glass, top with club soda if you wish, and serve with a celery stalk.
4. Ginger Beer Shandy Floats
A little twist of the classic Lemon Shandy: Ice cream & Ginger Ale.
1 teaspoon Fresno Chili Jam (or similar chili jam)
1 teaspoon Greek Yogurt (2%)
sprig of fresh mint for garnish
Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, jam and yogurt into a shaker. You might notice that the yogurt will slightly curdle when it mixes with the acid of the lemon juice – feel free to add it last. Don’t worry, when you shake the cocktail everything will mix together nicely.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for a full 10 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass full of cracked ice. Double strain if you’d like to remove the bits of chili from the jam. I thought they added a nice touch, so I single-strained.