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Cucumber Ginger Fizzes - 2Teaspoons

Cucumber Ginger Fizzes

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!