Puree the celery stalks in a food processor or blender. Use a bit of water if you have a hard time getting them to puree. Reserve in a glass until needed.
Combine sugar, water, lime zest in pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a glass and let cool.
Combine the lime syrup, celery juice, Heartland Distillers American Gin, and a pinch of salt into a shaker with fresh ice. Shake. Strain and serve into a couple of coupe glasses or wine glasses. Garnish with a trimmed celery stalk.
In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, and water to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries are tender but haven't burst, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the leftover cranberries. This syrup can keep refrigerated for up to one month.
To make the cocktail.
To assemble your cranberry vodka cocktail, stir together the cranberry simple syrup, Indiana Vodka, and the seltzer. Add ice and garnish with lemon.
Fall is a great time for cocktails. The crisp fall air and the added punch of a crisp cocktail are a perfect couple. Check out this slightly spicy and crisp cocktail made with award winning Indiana Vodka.
Combine the finished simple syrup, vodka, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds; strain into an ice-filled rocks glass or collins glass.
Black Peppercorn Simple Syrup
Place sugar, water and peppercorns together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring. Once sugar is completely dissolved take off the heat and let the mixture cool. Leave the peppercorns in the mixture for 1 to 2 hours or longer to increase spicy pepper taste. Strain out peppercorns to taste. Syrup can be kept refrigerated and used for up to 2 weeks.
First to make the cucumber syrup, bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce the heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove the sugar water from heat and stir in the grated cucumber and muddle the cucumber. Let it cool. Pour through a strainer into a bowl or measuring cup, and discard solids (you should have 2 cups cucumber syrup). Your cucumber syrup can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
Combine the cucumber syrup, Indiana Vodka, cranberry, and lime juices in a 2-quart pitcher. Serve over ice, and garnish with cucumber wedges. Your pitcher will remain fresh for about 8 hours.