Jalapeño Mango Martini

February 27, 2015Sasha Rumage

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Right now all I want is to feel the warmth of the sun, breathe in the familiar smokey smell of BBQ’s, and kick back with a tiki drink! Sadly I must face the cold harsh truth.. Winter is still here and the possibility of a vacation is non-existent at this point. Not to be beaten down by the winter blues, I created a sweet and spicy cocktail with a tropical twist that makes you forget all about your snow covered driveway! The heat from the jalapeño infused vodka, sweetness of fresh mango puree, and a light finish of mint makes a perfect combination to remind you that warmer days are ahead!

This is a great cocktail to serve at parties since most of the ingredients can be prepared the night before!

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Ingredients:

1 jalapeño pepper

1 to 1 1/2 cups vodka

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 mango, peeled, pitted, and diced into small chunks

Juice from 1 lime

Honey and sugar for rim of glass

Fresh mint leaves

For 1 martini:

5-6 fresh mint leaves (a few extra for garnish)

3oz jalapeño infused vodka

1oz simple syrup

3 Tbs mango puree

Ice

Jalapeño slices for garnish

Cut jalapeño in half and place in a medium sized canning jar or other glass container that seals. Pour vodka into the jar until it just covers the pepper halves. Give it a good shake and place in the refrigerator to infuse for 6-8 hours or overnight. Shake and taste test every 4 hours until you have the desired flavor and spiciness.

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To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let syrup cool completely.

Place diced mango and juice from 1 lime in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

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Now to put everything together!

Coat the edge of a martini glass with honey and then dip into a shallow dish filled with sugar to coat the rim.

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Muddle mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup, mango puree, and a few ice cubes. Cover and shake like crazy! Strain into a martini glass, garnish, and serve!

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Enjoy responsibly!

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