The Nebraskan

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When we were asked by the 5 O’Clock Fashionistas if we would take part in their Coaster 2 Coaster cocktail series and bring something to the table that would represent Nebraska, we couldn’t pass up the chance to do something a little different. 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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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.

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The Nebraskan

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 oz fresh Sweet Corn Milk (see below)
  • 3/4 oz Corn Simple Syrup (see below)
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Ginger Beer (we used Crabbie's Ginger Beer for a bit of an added kick)
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cayenee
  • For the Syrup!
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • For the Sweet Corn Milk!
  • 1 ear of corn

Instructions

    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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