THE MELON CUCUMBER – TINI
Surprisingly, melons and cucumbers combine well for a unique flavor and aroma. One of our favorite candle scents around the office has been cucumber-melon for a long time, and now this is one of our favorite melon-flavored vodka cocktails at Lust HQ.
♥ 2 ounces Lust Vodka
♥ ½ ounce melon liquor
♥ ½ ounce simple syrup
♥ Fresh cucumber
♦ Muddle a few slices of cucumber over ice in a mixing glass.
♦ Pour muddled cucumber, vodka, melon liquor, syrup and ice in cocktail shaker.
♦ Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a cucumber slice.
We really like this Tea-Tini on spring and summer afternoons when a light, short drink is called for. Use a light iced tea for this refreshing Vodka Martini and, of course, fresh squeezed lemon juice. This martini also begs for a splash of flavor and adding a small amount of berry, lavender, rosemary, or chamomile to the steeping tea is a winner.
♥ 1 ¾ ounces Lust-Vodka
♥ 1 ounce sweet iced tea
♥ ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
♥ Lemon wedge for garnish & Sugar for rimming
♦ Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake well.
♦ Strain into a chilled glass rimmed with sugar & garnish with lemon wedge.
A simple twist on a Vodka Martini, all you need to make the Coriandrum is some coriander syrup. The herbal flavors of coriander shine in this cocktail. The Coriandrum uses a simple coriander-flavored nectar by infusing agave nectar with coriander seeds (recipe below). While simple syrup could be used in place of the nectar, it tends to produce a cocktail that is almost too sweet and contradicts the spice of the coriander.
♥ 2 ounces Lust-Vodka
♥ 1/4 ounce Vermouth
♥ Splash of coriander nectar (recipe below)
♥ Splash of orange bitters
♥ Coriander seeds and Lemon Twist for garnish
♦ Pour the vodka, vermouth, nectar, and bitters into a shaker filled with ice.
♦ Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
♦ Garnish with a few coriander seeds and lemon twist.
(Recipe For Coriander Nectar)
Ingredients: 1 cup coriander seeds; 4 cups water; and 1 1/4 cup Madhava Organic Agave Nectar: Preparation: Cook coriander seeds and water on very low heat for 30 minutes.
Remove form heat, and Add agave nectar and mix well. Allow to steep for a few hours, testing for flavor, when the desired flavor is achieved, strain out the seeds.