Jalapeno Vodka Ginger Cucumber Kicker!

The best vodka cocktail for a health minded quencher!

By Chantal Payette & Katrina Johns - recipe & food styling

Photos By Shannon Ross

vodka buck with a jalapenño kick

Our Jalapeno Vodka cocktail has all the kick you need, forget about those nachos.  Move over bar food, jalapeno peppers have found a new home in this zesty summer cocktail. Moscow Mule fans beware – you may enjoy this ginger beer cocktail more than you expect.

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(Serves 6)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • ⅓ cup vodka
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 small jalapeño peppers
  • 3 mini cucumbers, sliced lengthwise thinly
  • ⅓ cup ginger beer (for muddling)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pitcher, muddle all but 6 slices of cucumber and lime.
  2. Layer ice, mint, and jalapeño.
  3. Top with liquids and stir.
  4. Garnish your Jalapeno Vodka with sliced cucumber and mint.