I made this recipe as a drink special at the bar I work at and it was amazing! I cut up the cuke and sprinkled it with red pepper flakes and put it in a cheesecloth with the vodka for about an hour, strained it, then added some mint in the ginger simple syrup I made. The little bit of spice from the red pepper flakes was perfect and I highly recommend trying it! Also, instead of soda water I used some Prosecco we had around.
I will make this again!
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was delicious! I'm a bartender and this was bomb.com, you don't even know.
Seriously all of my friends thoroughly enjoyed this and it was fun to make. I followed the directions to the t. One tablespoon of simple syrup was the perfect amount.
I think this would work wonderfully with gin.
In my experience infusing vodka with cucumber -- it takes longer than an hour of infusion to get the flavor really in there. I think we left ours infusing for a couple of days. Then throw out the cucumber -- do not be tempted to eat it! This is a great summer cocktail... and cucumber vodka is great with so many different mixers. Experiment :)