OOOOHhhh...Caliente! Y'all, this is a spicy martini (done in my best Italian dialect, saying "this is a spicy meatball!") He he...well, it is spicy!
If you like a sweet and spicy mix, like me, this is a great cocktail for ya. You can tone the heat down by seeding your pepper before muddling! 😊
- 1 jalapeño sliced
- 1 lime sliced and 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 oz simple syrup....you can do a whole oz if you like super sweet
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz pineapple juice
Ok...So take 1/2 the sliced jalapeño, a couple slices of lime and thrown in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Then, add 1/2-1 oz of lime juice and the simple syrup. Now the fun...muddle these ingredients together with a "muddler." If you don't have a muddler, use a blunt end of a wooden spoon or something that will squeeze out the juices and flavor of the peppers and lime. After muddling, fill shaker 2/3 with ice. Now, add the vodka and pineapple juice and shake, shake, shake. Strain into a martini glass. Now...this is important. Float a small slice of the jalapeño in the top of the martini. You can also garnish with a lime or pineapple slice on the rim. The pepper is so people know that this drink may be spicy!! Some people don't like spicy...crazy, I know! But this will warn them so they don't go cryin' on ya! Enjoy!!
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