Our spin on the classic cocktail (a lighter, brighter alternative to a Bloody Mary) swaps out the usual hot sauce and Worcestershire for fresh jalapenos and mint from the garden. The resulting drink is spicy, savory, and quite possibly the best way to use up your late-summer bumper crop.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2017

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Credit: CHELSEA CAVANAUGH

Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
prep:
15 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

Jalapeno Simple Syrup
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Jalapeno Simple Syrup:

    Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Cut a slit in the side of each jalapeno; add to syrup. Simmer 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove peppers; store syrup in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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  • Cocktail:

    Muddle cucumber, 1 ounce jalapeno simple syrup, horseradish, and salt in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lime juice, and 1 cup ice. Shake 30 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice; garnish with cucumber ribbons, pepper, and mint.

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