After I made my kicked up Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Margarita as my grilled drink recipe a few weeks ago, Amanda requested that we do a theme for Spicy Drinks for this week’s Thirsty Thursday post. Isn’t it just fun to get the unexpected when you take a sip of a chilly drink and you get a spicy bite back at ya?!?!
I found this amazing sounding Spicy Gin Cucumber Lemonade and I knew I had to make it. However it was a risky since gin makes Price angry. Umm, what?!?! Exactly! For years I had been hearing how gin makes Price angry, but never witnessed it since gin = angry Price. I was doubting this argument since it sounded silly to me but then one day we saw this episode of How I Met Your Mother where they broke down everyone’s reaction to different types of alcohol. Well, low and behold, gin makes Marshall angry. ha!
The risk paid off since Price really enjoyed this (and didn’t get angry since there wasn’t too much gin in there compared to the rest of the lemonade this was a great refreshing cocktail that had a subtle kick to it and since it was a The lemonade provided a bit of tartness and the cayenne added the kick while the cucumber cooled it all off. I used a local gin made in Maine but I would also suggest a gin that has cucumber flavors in it, such as Hendrick’s, or one that has plenty of botanical, such as Oxley.
Spicy Gin Cucumber Lemonade
Makes 2 drinks
- 4 ounces of gin
- 16 ounces of Lemonade
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 8 thin slices of english cucumbers
- Fill a highball glass or another style 12 ounce tall glass halfway with ice cubes.
- Add the gin, lemonade, cayenne, 4 slices of the thinly sliced cucumber, and some lemon wedges. Stir well and serve immediately. Repeat for other serving.
Slightly adapted from Heather Cristo