Spicy Grapefruit Cucumber Vodka Martini: By Jen Oliak

Who likes spicy drinks? This is a good one. It will satisfy both sweet and savory tastes.  A dash of simple syrup gives this drink the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

Recipe follows:

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Ingredients

Spicy Grapefruit Cucumber Vodka Martini

1/3 Jalapeno or 1/2 Serrano pepper, thinly sliced

1/3 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise (nice addition by my friend- Thanks Julie!)

3 oz Grapefruit juice

2 oz vodka

Dash of simple syrup (more or less based on preference)

Garnish with a slice of pepper and a few slices of cucumber

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The trick to this drink: muddle the pepper and cucumber before mixing.

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Add vodka

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Strain

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Make sure to use fresh grapefruit juice!

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Shake with ice for at least 30 seconds! Drink should have ice chips in it.

So, what do you think? That I know how to make lots of alcoholic cocktails? Yes, it’s true.  My friends call me “The Mixologist.” My preference is vodka. Will you try this recipe this weekend? It is delicious.  Let me know how you like it!

Flavor Your Life with an Ounce of Salt. A lifestyle blog by Jen Oliak.