Green Goddess Cocktail

No need to buy pre-flavored vodka; we got great results making our own. Vodka can be infused 1 month ahead; keep chilled. Arugula syrup can be made 3 days ahead; keep chilled.

Green Goddess Cocktail

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 8

    ounces vodka

  • 1

    teaspoon or 1 bag green tea

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • 2

    cups (packed) baby arugula

  • 1

    English hothouse cucumber

  • 1

    jalapeño, quartered, seeded

  • 4

    ounces fresh lemon juice

  • Mint sprigs (for serving)

Directions

Combine vodka and tea in a jar. Cover and let infuse 8 hours. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill. Bring sugar and ⅓ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, add arugula, and stir until wilted. Cover and let syrup steep 5 minutes, then strain into a small bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill arugula syrup until cold, at least 1 hour. Cut 12 thin slices from cucumber; set aside. For each cocktail, finely grate one-fourth of remaining cucumber directly into a cocktail shaker. Add a piece of jalapeño and muddle until chile is broken into small pieces. Add 2 ounces green-tea vodka, 1 ounce arugula syrup, and 1 ounce lemon juice to shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain cocktail into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with mint and 3 reserved cucumber slices. Do Ahead: Vodka can be infused 1 month ahead; keep chilled. Arugula syrup can be made 3 days ahead; keep chilled.


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