Monday, September 2, 2013

Spicy Sweet Infused Vodka Cocktail with a Chili Salt Rim!


Happy Labor Day!

August was an extremely busy month, there were bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and yesterday a wedding! Two of our closest friends Dan Perozzi and Danté Cox married yesterday in a beautiful ceremony in Malibu among close friends. Everyone chipped in to make this a gorgeous wedding; our contribution was to make jams as wedding party favors!

To relax after a jam packed month of stuff, and to celebrate Labor Day and embrace the dwindling last days of summer; we have for you a tasty jalapeño, red bell pepper, and strawberry cocktail with a chili salt rim. It is perfect to wake up your pallet and bring a bit of the heat which we all love about summer.  

This recipe is basically an infused vodka recipe, which we then used to make a cocktail!

Ingredients:

Infused vodka:
1 liter vodka
1 large red bell pepper
1 medium jalapeño
2 cups strawberries

Cocktail:
1 lime
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. sparkling water
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. chili powder

 


Allow at least 2 days to infuse the vodka, the longer you infuse the more depth of flavor you will achieve.
In a container pour our vodka, diced bell pepper, diced strawberry, and diced and de-seeded jalapeño. (Save the vodka bottle to later put infused vodka back in).

Keep the mix in a cool dark place, and stir at least three times a day.

Once you feel that you have adequately infused your vodka, take all the fruit and vegetables out, and pour back into the vodka bottle and re-label!

Assembling the cocktail is the easy part. On a plate mix salt and cayenne, and using back of spoon crush up some of the salt into finer pieces. Cut lime into quarters, and taking one quarter rim the glass. Next rim the glass with salt cayenne mix.

If you have a martini shaker use it, if not I am sure you can find a way to mix the drink together! Mix
2 oz of your vodka with 2 oz fizzy water, and pour into cocktail glass, squeeze a lime quarter in, and bam….drink it!

Have a blast! Drink safely!

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