Strawberry Cucumber Gin Fizz

Spicy and sweet with a little fizz, this aromatic gin drink will make you look like a professional mixologist (and it only takes a few easy steps!).  The refreshing blend of strawberry cucumber and lavender bitters nicely compliments the peppercorn simple syrup and ginger beer. Impress your friends and make a few batches at your next happy hour.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup water

  • 1

    tablespoon black peppercorns

  • 2

    strawberries

  • 1

    can (8 ounces) V8 +HYDRATE™ Strawberry Cucumber, chilled

  • 2

    fluid ounces gin (about 1/4 cup)

  • 4

    teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1/8

    teaspoon lavender bitters

  • 1/2

    cup ginger beer, chilled

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How To Make It

Step 1

Stir the sugar and water in a microwavable bowl.  Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until the mixture boils.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Add the peppercorns and let stand for 10 minutes.  Strain and discard the peppercorns.

Step 2

Place the strawberries into a cocktail shaker.  Using a muddler or the back end of a wooden spoon, muddle the strawberries (lightly crush against the side of the shaker to release flavor). 

Step 3

Add the V8, gin, lemon juice, bitters and 1 tablespoon sugar mixture (reserve the rest for another use).  Cover and shake until combined.  Stir in the ginger beer.  Strain the mixture into 2 ice-filled glasses.  Garnish with additional strawberries or cucumber slices, if desired.

Recipe Tips

  • Recipe Note: You can substitute Szechuan peppercorns for the black peppercorns if you prefer a more aromatic and less peppery flavor.