The Nebraskan – A Vodka Cocktail

A sweet corn vodka cocktail celebrating Nebraska!



Nebraska is known for its corn, so we figured why not embrace the stereotype and make a cocktail featuring corn! We haven’t run across many other cocktails that feature corn as the focal point, so this cocktail is truly an original!



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Wooden bowls / Wooden Spoons / Measuring Spoons / Ginger Beer / Jigger



This cocktail will remind you of sweet summer corn on the cob, the black pepper, salt and cayenne bringing a hint of the classic seasonings. The fresh sweet corn milk gives this a silky mouth feel and a fresh sweetness that makes the Corn Kernel taste just like a fresh picked ear of corn.



To add a bit more Nebraska flavor, we used Cut Spike Vodka, a locally distilled vodka from Nebraska that uses water from the Sandhills, one of the most picturesque and unspoiled parts of Nebraska.




thenebraskan-10Cheesecloth / Mesh Strainer / Food Processor







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The Nebraskan


    The Nebraskan
  • 1/2 oz fresh Sweet Corn Milk (see below)
  • 3/4 oz Corn Simple Syrup (see below)
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Ginger Beer
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • For the Syrup
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • For the Sweet Corn Milk
  • 1 ear of corn


    For the Cocktail
  1. Place the corn milk, syrup, vodka, pepper and the salt into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until well mixed and then pour in the ginger beer.
  3. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Float a pinch of cayenne on top of the drink. Enjoy!
  4. For the Syrup
  5. Husk the corn and using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off of the ears of corn.
  6. In a small pot, bring the water, sugar and corn kernels to a boil.
  7. Allow the mixture to simmer and reduce a bit so that you get a syrup.
  8. Strain out the liquids via a cheesecloth or mesh strainer.
  9. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
  10. For the Sweet Corn Milk
  11. Husk the corn.
  12. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the ear of corn.
  13. Place the raw kernels into a food processor and process until pureed.
  14. Strain the liquids out by squeezing the corn thru a cheesecloth or mesh strainer.
  15. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.



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