Jalapeño-Lime Coolers with Cucumber-Chile Gin
This cocktail is a triple threat: the gin is infused with chile, shaken with our jalapeño-infused cocktail mixer, and garnished with a slice of fresh chile. The cucumber adds a cooling note to the potent mixture.
- 6 fl. oz. (180 ml) gin
- 1 chile de árbol
- 1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
- Ice as needed
- 12 fl. oz.(375 ml) Jalapeño-Lime Cocktail Mixer
- Soda water as needed
- 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced into rounds
In an infusing jar, combine the gin, chile de árbol and cucumber. Cover and shake for 15 to 20 seconds, then let sit for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. Strain the gin into a small pitcher.
Fill a cocktail shaker and four double old-fashioned glasses or tumblers with ice. Add the gin and jalapeño-lime mixer to the cocktail shaker and shake. Strain the cocktail into the 4 glasses and top each with a splash of soda water. Garnish each drink with a few jalapeño slices and serve immediately. Serves 4.
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