Wednesday, April 27

Chili Pepper Martini

Bond looked carefully at the barman.

"A dry martini," he said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."

"Oui, monsieur."

"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice cold, then add a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"

"Certainly, monsieur." The barman looked pleased with the idea. 

-Casino Royale

 Chili Pepper Vodka Martini

This is my fiery twist on the classic vodka martini.  It's spicy with just the right amount of sweet. Make it when you want to turn up the heat.  I wonder if 007 would approve of this one.

(for one drink)
2 oz very good quality vodka (I use Grey Goose)
0.5 oz dry vermouth
0.25 oz simple syrup
1/4 lime
1 jalapeno, sliced with seeds removed
1 red Fresno chili pepper, sliced with seeds removed

Place the lime quarter, 1 slice of jalapeno & 1 slice of Fresno pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Muddle together lightly.  Add ice, then add the vodka, vermouth & simple syrup.  Shake very well for at least 30 seconds.  Strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a few more chili slices (to taste) and a twist of lime.

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