The Nebraskan – A Vodka Cocktail

A sweet corn cocktail with vodka 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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The Nebraskan Cocktail in a coupe with ears of corn, jigger and wooden spoon. Bottles of ginger beer and vodka in background

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 sweet corn cocktail taste just like a fresh picked ear of corn.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Corn Cocktail

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.

 

 

 

The Nebraskan Cocktail in a coupe with ears of corn, jigger and wooden spoon. Bottles of ginger beer and vodka in backgroundCheesecloth / Mesh Strainer / Food Processor

 

 

 

The Nebraskan Cocktail in a coupe with ears of corn, jigger and wooden spoon. Bottles of ginger beer and vodka in background

 

 

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Yield: 1

The Nebraskan - A Vodka Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
A light cocktail using corn milk and vodka.

Ingredients

For the Cocktail

  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 oz corn simple syrup
  • pinch of cayenne
  • .75 oz ginger beer
  • 1 oz vodka
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 oz fresh sweet corn milk

For the Corn Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 ears of corn

For the Sweet Corn Milk

  • 1 ear of corn

Instructions

For the Cocktail

Place the corn milk, syrup, vodka, pepper and salt into a shaker with ice.

Shake until well mixed, strain into a cocktail coupe and top with ginger beer.

Float a pinch of cayenne on top of the drink.

Cheers!


For the Corn Simple Syrup

Husk the corn and using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the ears of the corn.

In a small pot, bring the water, sugar and corn kernels to a boil.

Allow the mixture to simmer and reduce a bit so you get a syrup.

Strain out the liquids via a cheesecloth or mesh strainer.

Store in the fridge in a sealed container.

For the Sweet Corn Syrup

Husk the corn.

Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the ear of corn.

Place the raw kernels into a food processor and process until pureed.

Strain the liquids out by squeezing the corn thru a cheesecloth or mesh strainer.

Store in the fridge in a sealed container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283 Total Fat: 3.5g Saturated Fat: 1.1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 224mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4.3g Sugar: 20.9g Protein: 7.3g

 

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