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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MADE: JALAPEÑO

Meet the Strawberry jalapeño cocktail, my new summer staple. 

SUPPLIES: VODKA / JALAPEÑO / STRAWBERRIES / LIME JUICE / SUGAR / WATER

Like my Ginger Pear Smash, you need to make a simple syrup. 
1 cup water
1 cup sugar 
1 Cup Chopped Strawberries 
1 Chopped Jalapeño

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Add strawberries and jalapeño, simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, strain, pour into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator for three weeks.
Now for the Cocktail
1 oz Simple Syrup 
0.5 oz Lime Juice 
2 oz Vodka (... or 3) 

In a cocktail shaker, add all three ingredients. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a glass, with fresh ice. 

I kept this drink super simple, three ingredients, no garnish needed. If you want to make a pitcher, change ounces to cups. 
Special Thanks to my friend Alice, she gave me the Crystal Head Vodka

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