Hustler Cocktail {Drinks with the Girls – Spring Edition}

Hustler Cocktail | Addicted 2 DIY

Happy Friday, everyone!  Today, I’m so excited to be sharing this tasty, refreshing cocktail with you!  I’m also so excited to be teaming up with 8 other super talented bloggers in a fun blog hop called Drinks with the Girls – Spring Edition.  My super awesome bloggy friend Melissa (A Prudent Life) and I have decided to it would be fun to put together a seasonal blog hop featuring our love of delicious cocktails.

My recipe of choice for the spring edition is called the Hustler cocktail.  I first learned of this tasty drink last summer when we were at a get together with my best friend and her family.  They had gotten this recipe off of the TV show Bar Rescue on Spike.  Have you ever watched it?  It’s so fun to watch struggling bars get completely transformed.  One of the episodes was a comedy bar in Scottsdale that we had actually been to pre-transformation.  Believe me, it definitely needed to be on that show!

This recipe was on an episode for a bar called Solids and Stripes.  Obviously from the name, I’m sure you can tell it’s a billiards bar.  This cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, and the cucumber and lime make it so refreshing.  This recipe calls for vodka, but I’ve also used tequila and it’s equally as delicious.  You can find the printable recipe at the end of my post.  After you check out the recipe (and maybe make yourself a noontime cocktail), stop by and visit these other talented ladies and their incredibly delicious concoctions.

Drinks with the Girls Spring Edition 

1. Strawberry Coconut Margarita by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
2. Soho Sangria by SohoSonnet
3. Grasshopper by Life in Velvet
4. Hustler Cocktail by Addicted 2 DIY
5. Pomegranate Ginger Cocktail by View From the Fridge
6. Not So Classic Sidecar by A Prudent Life
7. Rosemary Hard Lemonade by Dolen Diaries
8. Elderflower Cocktail by My Cooking Spot
9. Detroit Cooler by Sypsie Designs

The Hustler
Recipe type: cocktail
  • 1.5 oz vodka (or tequila)
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 slices jalapeno
  • 2 slices cucumber
  1. Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass and enjoy!


Would you like to be a part of our Drinks with the Girls – Summer Edition blog hop?  If so, contact myself or Melissa and we would love to have you join us!  We are limiting the blog hop to 12 bloggers total, so contact us soon!  If you don’t make it in time for the next round, we will have more opportunities to join our fun, seasonal blog hop later this year!  You can email us at or for details.


Linking up at these parties:

Tatertots and JelloPlay. Party. Pin.WhipperberryThe Pin Junkie3 Little GreenwoodsView from the Fridge


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    Holy Moly! I can’t wait to try this drink! Our garden is going jalapeño plants right now. Hopefully we can make fresh from the garden drinks come summertime!


    I would love for you to share your creativity on my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!
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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      That would be awesome! I am itching to get my garden planted too! Too bad there isn’t such a thing as vodka trees. Then I could always have everything I need to make one;) I will link up tomorrow morning! Thanks for the invite and have a wonderful weekend.

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      It’s so good! You definitely need one once your little guy makes his grand entrance! Thanks for joining us! It’s so fun to do things like this:)

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      My cocktail list grew with this series too! This was the first cocktail I’d ever had with jalapeno as well and it gives it an awesome kick!

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Definitely fun! So many new drinks that I can’t wait to try! Thanks for hosting the link party:)

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    Okay I am a jalapeño addict. In fact, just earlier today I burned my face when I touched it after eating some jalapeños at lunch. Ummmm please tell me I’m not the only one that does this? Hahaha. It seems like only the super spicy ones do that and I should know better by now, and yet it doesn’t keep me away from them. I’m gonna have to try this! Pinned :)
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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Lol! I’ve accidentally rubbed my eyes and paid the price for it! I hate when I forget that I was handling them.


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