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Strawberry Cucumber Gin Fizz

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 16 min
  • serves: 2 people
  • calories: 144 1 serving

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.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $3.07

  • 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

Instructions

  • Tips

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

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Made With

Calories 144
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Total Carb 17 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 16 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 1 %DV
Potassium 3 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.