Clean Slate

Lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne often show up in cleanse drinks, and now, we want them for brunch, as this combo is delicious with vodka.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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2 ounces vodka

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup

Dash cayenne pepper

Club soda, for serving

2-inch strip of orange peel, for garnish


  1. Combine the vodka, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Twist the orange peel over the top of the glass as a garnish.