Kansas City is a small and calming town, but we’ll continue to surprise you with our spice. The Hot Stone Massage includes refreshing notes of cucumber & lychee with the unexpected heat of jalapeno and featuring Maker’s Mark® smoothness; your taste buds will be reinvigorated to have you back in tip-top shape!
-Glassware: Highball glass
-Cucumber puree prep: Get 1 large or 2 small cucumbers, peel and cut into smaller pieces. Place pieces in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain into bowl through mesh sieve to remove seeds & larger pieces. Pour puree into squeeze bottle. Set aside.
-Lychee syrup prep: Take 6-8 lychee & peel. Remove large seed from center and cut into pieces. Add pieces to small sauce pan with 1 cup of sugar and ¾ cup of water and bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes or until the fruit is tender. Allow to cool and strain into squeeze bottle.
Cucumber ribbons: Take a freshly washed cucumber and, using a vegetable peeler, peel 2-3 strips lengthwise that feature the skin & cucumber “meat”. Do not use the very first strip that would be mostly skin. Fill the highball glass about 1/3 full with ice and place 1 ribbon along the inside of the glass and finish filling the glass with ice. The other cucumber slice will be ribboned and held in place with a cocktail sword.
Jalapeno slices: For the cocktail, use a ripe, green jalapeno and cut into rings. For the garnish, use a red jalapeno cut into rings at an angle for the top of the cocktail sword before the cucumber ribbon with another slice after.
-Cocktail Creation: Into your shaker place your green jalapeno slices with 0.5oz of lychee syrup and muddle well. Then add 1.5oz Maker’s Mark, 0.5oz of fresh cucumber puree and ice. Shake REALLY well and strain into a Highball glass with ice. Top with Lemon lime soda. Garnish with cucumber ribbons and a red jalapeno. Sip through a straw if preferred and enjoy!