Let's chat Keto Cocktails! This is a recipe I wrote for a holiday dinner shoot I styled and was featured on Inspired By This, but it's absolutely perfect for summer!
It’s a must try if you like a little spice in your life!
Cocktail: Heat of the Night
An intriguing balance of sweet, sour and spice blends Journeyman Humdinger Jalapeno Vodka with grated ginger, crisp English cucumber ribbons, freshly squeezed lime juice and topped with ginger ale (sugar free of course).
2 oz Jalapeno Vodka (I used Journeyman Humdinger Jalapeno, but any yummy vodka will work, just add a slice or two of fresh jalapeno to infuse your own)
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp freshly minced ginger
2 English cucumber ribbons (or med cut slices)
3 oz Ginger Ale (diet or sugar free for keto) You can also use sparkling water. Just add a little erythritol simple syrup and more ginger- I love ginger!)
Mix it up!
Pour the vodka over ice into a tin or shaker.
Add the cucumber, ginger and jalapeno (if desired) and lime juice. You can also muddle these ingredients for more flavor!
Do NOT add the ginger ale, unless you want to clean up a mess!
Shake for a few seconds, or just stir it if you want it to taste a little more potent.
Strain it into a martini glass, or empty shaker into a rocks glass.
Then top it with the ginger ale and garnish with a cucumber ribbon and jalapeno- if you can take the heat!
It’s that simple!
Looking for more summer party inspiration? Check out my Boho Beach Chic 4th of July Party!