La Luna Cocktail

La Luna Cocktail
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La Luna Cocktail
Hendrick's Gin
La Luna Cocktail

Created as a tribute to chef Rick Bayless for Chicago's "A Taste for the Arts" 30th Anniversary Gala, this refreshing cocktail combines Hendrick's gin with a mix of lime and cucumber juices and spicy jalapeño syrup.

1
Servings
2104
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cucumber juice

  • large English cucumbers

For the jalapeño syrup

  • jalapeños, cored and chopped
  • 2  Cups  raw sugar
  • 2  Cups  hot water

For the La Luna cocktail

  • parts Hendrick's gin
  • part cucumber juice
  • part fresh lime juice
  • part jalapeño syrup
  • Ice
  • parts soda water
  • Salted cucumber spear, for garnish

Directions

For the cucumber juice

Pass whole, unpeeled English cucumbers through a juice extractor. Set aside.

For the jalapeño syrup

Muddle chopped jalapeños into 2 cups of raw sugar until a thick paste has formed. Combine with 2 cups of water in a small pot over medium-low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Reduce until a cup and a half remains. (Feel free to add seeds, to taste, to adjust spiciness.) When done, remove from heat and strain off all the solids and chill.

For the La Luna cocktail

Combine the gin, cucumber juice, lime juice, and jalapeño syrup in a tall glass. Add ice and top with soda water, stir gently to incorporate. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with salted cucumber spear. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
116g
100%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
38g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
321g
100%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
520µg
74%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
320mg
32%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
64g
100%
Folate, total
364µg
91%
Iron, Fe
30mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
132mg
41%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
468mg
67%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
520mg
35%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
339g
13%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.