Photographer Jennifer Causey, Prop Stylist Lindsey Lower, Food Stylist Torie Cox
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
23 Hours 55 Mins
Yield
Serves 12

With tailgate plastic pop-up tables filled edge-to-edge with salty, savory bites, a bright gin refresher is just the drink to serve. Bonus points if you slice cucumbers into twirlable ribbons for a cocktail-bar-worthy presentation.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine gin and jalapeños. Cover and refrigerate 24 to 48 hours. Strain, reserving jalapeños separately from infused gin.

Step 2

For each cocktail, combine ¼ cup infused gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Line a 12-ounce rocks glass with 2 strips of cucumber; add ¾ cup ice. Strain shaker contents into glass. Top with ¼ cup club soda. Garnish with reserved jalapeño slices.