Spring Sour

This is a great sipping drink for warm summer nights. Refreshing and light. It can be modified to be slightly spicy by adding one slice jalapeño to the shaker or a small jalapeño to the syrup recipe.

  • 1.5 oz. Ironworks Gin
  • 1 oz. cucumber simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • (Splash of soda optional)
  • 2 cucumber slices as garnish

Preparation

Add all ingredients except cucumber slices to a shaker tin and shake well. Strain to remove ice chips into a tall glass with ice and garnish with cucumber slices floating on top. Add soda if desired.

Cucumber Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 slices of cucumber

Directions:
Peel a cucumber and cut six 1/2 inch slices. Cut slices in half and set aside.
Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and stir on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Add cucumber slices, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes to continue infusing. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove cucumber. Store in refrigerator.

*Designed by the wildly and wonderfully talented mixologist Steven Cross of Crusher Bar Services:
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