Drinks

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm
Photo by Andrea Behrends

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    Ingredients
  • 1 fat slice cucumber, quartered
  • 6−8 mint leaves
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce ginger syrup*
  • Ale-8-One soft drink, as needed
  • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water (or sparkling water of choice)
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish
steps
  1. Build the drink in a glass by muddling (without a lot of pressure) cucumber with mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. 
  2. Add ice to ¾ full, then add lime juice and ginger syrup, and top with equal parts  Ale-8-One and sparkling water. 
  3. Add more ice if necessary and garnish with a mint sprig and slice of cucumber.

*Ginger Syrup / Bring 4 cups sugar and 4 cups water to a gentle simmer.  Add 2 cups julienned ginger and a few jalapeño or cayenne peppers with seeds removed. Remove from heat after 10 minutes and let sit for 48 hours. Strain and keep chilled.

  • from Mike Wolf, head bartender of Husk, Nashville, TN

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