Drink This: Sweet Pea Cocktail

It’s like drinking spring in a glass.

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  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz. sugar snap pea syrup*

Shake all this with ice and strain into a glass–preferably, a chilled coupe glass. Make sure to shake for 30 seconds each go round. Then, garnish with a lime wheel, a pea pod, and possibly a cucumber round.

Make a pitcher:

When making a pitcher, you don’t get the aeration from shaking, and you have to deal with a bit of dilution from melting ice. So up the vodka and syrup a bit, and just feel refreshed out there on a spring day not having to shake things for 30 seconds a drink.

  • 2 cups of vodka
  • 3/4 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of Littel Blanc
  • 1/4 cup of sugar snap pea syrup

Stir in a pitcher with ice and float some lime wheels, pea pods, and cucumber rounds on top. Pour into some glasses on a porch and enjoy your spring day.

*For the syrups, roughly chop up some snap peas and throw them in (pod and all) into a 1:1 simple syrup solution of about a cup of syrup per 1/2 cup of peas. Bring to a boil then take it off the heat to steep for half an hour. Strain.

Photo by Beth Rooney.

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About Schwegler

As a youthful bachelor, he lives off of white wine and avocados. He's also a freelance web developer. His addiction to pop culture is getting bad.

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