Here is a cocktail that will knock your socks straight off. This one comes a very talented bartender from Florida named Corey Jernigan. Check him out!
El Pepino by @cocktailgeek850
2 part Reyka Vodka infused w/English cucumber
.5 part lime cordial .5 part basil simple syrup
.5 part lemon juice
.5 part lime juice
1-2 slices of cucumber
1 large basil leaf, or 2-3 mint can be substituted
Garnish: cucumber wheels
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake, garnish and serve.
** sous vide preparation **
Add cucumber to Reyka vodka sous vide for 2 hours on 120F. Lastly, strain through chinois, store in non-reactive container.
Lime cordial - dissolve sugar into water, and express the oils from lime pith into syrup. Discard pith into solution, and add Vanilla bean and lime juice. Strain after 4 hours.