Master Cleanse Cocktail

Part one in a new mini-series here on HilahCooking: 2 Shots! 1 Take! Wherein I bring on other YouTubers and we make cocktails and talk. Some of the cocktails will be classics; some will be new ones I just made up 5 minutes before shooting based on the available ingredients. The Master Cleanse Cocktail is one of that kind! Maangchi is my special guest here. Check out her website and YouTube channel for wonderful Korean recipes taught by an entertaining and knowledgeable host.

Surprisingly, this cocktail is pretty good. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. It’s just vodka, lemon, sweetener really … plus some cayenne pepper of course. I guess my 23 hours on the Master Cleanse Diet a decade ago left a sour taste in my mouth (no pun intended! ha!) but it’s now a proven fact that when you shake stuff up with ice and vodka, magic happens.


Master Cleanse Cocktail

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Shake all over ice or stir in a pitcher.
  2. Strain and serve in cayenne pepper-rimmed glasses.
  3. Drink fast.

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Check out Maangchi’s video for the Korean green onion pancake, too! It’s delicious and went real good with this drink.

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