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Cucumber Ginger Fizzes

September 9, 2014

14 Comments

5 from 1 vote

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I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my lakehouse vacation! Between my move, redesigning the site, and starting a new job, I realized I haven’t gotten a chance to share almost any photos from my trip. We’ll fix that now.

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

We rented a house right on a quiet little lake in the Finger Lakes regions of New York. It was decorated in a “Shabby Chic” style. I had no idea this was even a style, but it reminds me of the “distressed wood” look combined with an airy light feeling.

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

The kitchen was a dream to cook in. Big and spacious with high ceilings. White marble counter tops with endless counter space. It even had a built-in butcher’s block to play with. I was definitely taking notes for the some-day when I design my own kitchen. Sigh.

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

Chris and I live in the land of “no-grills-allowed” apartments, so we made great use of the grill here too. It if fit on the grill, we grilled it. I love the charred little bits that you can only seem to get on a grill. A grill will be a big part of my future life.

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

On a non-food note we spent a couple lovely afternoons gliding around the lake in kayaks. I had no idea they were so easy. And after all that hard work, we relaxed on the porch, enjoying the lake views, with the fizzy little drink I’m sharing with you today, Cucumber Ginger Fizzes!

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

I love fizzy cocktails. And I love ginger. From the deep molasses taste of ginger bread to the palate-refreshing ginger that comes with sushi, I love it all. When I first saw these fizzy-ginger drinks, I knew they had to be part of my vacation (and probably every vacation yet to come!). I tweaked around with the ratios, unsurprisingly deciding that they needed even more ginger.

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

These drinks are cool as a cucumber with just enough tangy ginger to give them a little zing!

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

Top them off with fresh lime juice and add a little fiz and you definitely won’t be disappointed. Cheers!

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons


Cucumber Ginger Fizzes

5 from 1 vote
A sparkling drink with cool refreshing cucumber and tangy spicy ginger
Course Drinks
Servings 6
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

GINGER SYRUP
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 piece of ginger about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide, peeled and diced
CUCUMBER VODKA
  • 1 ½ cup vodka
  • 1 large seedless cucumber
FIZZES
  • 1 large seedless cucumber thinly sliced lengthwise to create long strips
  • crystalized ginger from syrup recipe above
  • 1 lime cut into 6 wedges
  • 1-2 bottles sparkling water
  • Plenty of ice

Instructions

  1. To make the ginger syrup, combine water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat until sugar dissolves and water just starts to simmer. Stir and remove from heat. Let sit for at least 1 hour. Then strain, saving both the syrup and the crystalized ginger.
  2. To make the cucumber vodka, peel and dice one cucumber. Place in a medium sized nonreactive container. Pour vodka over cucumber pieces, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (I let mine sit overnight).
  3. To make Cucumber Ginger Fizzes, fill each glass with ice. Place 1/6th of remaining cucumber slices and 1 tablespoon of crystalized ginger into each glass. Pour ¼ cup cucumber-vodka and 2 tablespoons ginger syrup into each glass and gentle stir a few times. Squeeze the lime juice of one wedge into the glass then drop lime wedge in. Fill glass with sparkling water and enjoy!

 


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  1. Avatar for Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    What a beautiful house, and what a fun vacation! Love this drink combination.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Elizabeth! I definitely enjoyed the house, the lake, and the drinks 🙂


  2. Avatar for Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Oh my gosh, that kitchen is SO CUTE! Sounds like the most perfect, relaxing vacation, and these cucumber ginger fizzes look just delicious.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Denise! These drinks were definitely a perfect complement to both relaxing by the lake and cooking in the fabulous kitchen 🙂


  3. Avatar for Anne

    Anne

    This looks amazing! I bet it would be a wonderful flavor combo! But, I’m a bit underage for that… I’ll just enjoy your beautiful photos… 😀


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Anne! You could totally make a nonalcoholic version using infused cucumber water. The flavor combination is definitely worth trying 🙂


  4. Avatar for Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef


    What a lovely lake house – a perfect holiday spot. Those cucumber ginger fizzes are perfect to enjoy while relaxing on holiday.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Maureen! The fizzes were definitely the perfect complement to relaxing by the lake 🙂


  5. Avatar for Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    That kitchen – swoon! What a wonderful trip plus that drink looks delish!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Jessica! I totally agree about the kitchen…It’s hard to say which one I dream about more, the lake view or the kitchen 🙂


  6. Avatar for judy @ImBored-LetsGo

    judy @ImBored-LetsGo

    Yup! That’s a great kitchen – oh what I would give to have one of those right now! This drink sounds great! I’ve been wanting to make some cucumber infused vodka for a while now…will have to give this a try.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Judy! I had no idea I could/should crave cucumber infused vodka until I tried this recipe! Now I’m definitely feeling the craving 🙂


  7. Avatar for Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Wow – looks like such a great little rental house that you found. I feel like it’s rare to get a rental with an amazing kitchen. Cheers to you!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Liz! We absolutely loved it! The kitchen looked nice in the photos but didn’t really blow me away until we arrived. Definitely quite the find 🙂


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