La Luna Cocktail

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La Luna Cocktail
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
1961
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cucumber juice

  • 2 large English cucumbers

For the jalapeño syrup

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

For the La Luna cocktail

  • 2 parts Hendrick's gin
  • 1 part cucumber juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 part jalapeño syrup
  • Ice
  • 2 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
423g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2.2%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
447g
100%
Vitamin A
106µg
12%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
42.1%
Vitamin C
167mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
169µg
100%
Calcium
234mg
23%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
96µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
96µg
24%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
152mg
38%
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
250mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
1679mg
48%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.8%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Sugars, added
403g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20%
Zinc
3mg
21%