2 September, 2016
The Green Hornet
It’s Friday lets have a drink!
My sister-in-law works at a restaurant in Chicago that serves the best drink I’ve ever had. They call it a Green Hornet. Since I don’t live in Chicago and we don’t get there all too often I set out to create my own version of the Green Hornet. With a little help from my sister-in-law and a lot of practice, my husband and I finally came up with what we think tastes pretty close to the Green Hornet served at her restaurant. And delicious too!
I’m not sure what makes this drink so good, but one thing I love is the little bit of heat the pepper provides. You will want to make sure you do not add the seeds to the drink, that would make it way too hot. I’ve never been a huge cucumber fan, but I love it in this drink. I am a big fan of cilantro so I knew I would love that part of the drink. I think all the ingredients pair well together and that is why I enjoy the green hornet so much.
The green hornet consists of cucumbers, serrano or jalapeno peppers, cilantro, simple syrup, lime juice, and gin. You will need a muddle and shaker to muddle the first 4 ingredients together in the shaker. Then you add the lime juice, gin, and ice. Shake it up and pour it into a martini glass. Garnish with sriracha hot powder and a cucumber slice.
I look forward to the next time I go to visit my sister-in-law and her restaurant, but in the mean time I will enjoy this drink from time to time at home.
Grab a martini glass and enjoy this refreshing beverage before summer ends!
- 3-4 (2″) cucumber segments chopped
- 3-4 thin strips serrano or jalapeno pepper
- 2 Tbsp. cilantro
- 1.5 oz. simple syrup
- 1.5 oz. lime juice or syrup mix
- 3 oz. gin
- Add the cucumber, pepper, cilantro and simple syrup to a shaker and muddle until ingredients are combined.
- Add gin, lime juice, and ice. Shake well.
- You can garnish with sriracha powder and a cucumber slice if you like.