Jalapeno Infused Tito’s Vodka

Tequila and I… well, we have a very complicated relationship. I love a great margarita however tequila all by itself… has a tendency to come out my nose. It’s like my body rejects it or something. Sorry tequila but I just don’t think things are going to work out long-term. And just because its Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mean you have to drink tequila. In fact, grab yourself some Tito’s vodka and make this awesome Mexican inspired beverage this weekend!

You’ll need:
Tito’s Vodka
1 jalapeno
cucumber slices
Topo Chico
Candied ginger

I infused my own Tito’s vodka. I must say… my vodka was über hot. Like fire on the back of your throat that stays too long. I put an entire jalapeno, seeds and everything, into a jar with about 6oz of vodka and let it soak for 24hrs. Hindsight, that was wayyyy too long or waaaayyyy too much jalapeno. So, you might want to use less jalapeno or only infuse the vodka for a few hours.

Start by washing and slicing the cucumber.

I did a little fancy peeling here… I’ll show you what I did with these later.

Pour the glass halfway to 3/4s full of ice cold Topo Chico.

Heres the über hot jalapeno infused Tito’s Vodka! Add about a shot.

Squeeze in a little bit of lemon juice. Not too much!

Now for the fun part! Decorating! Here’s how I used one the cucumber slices.

I sandwiched a piece of candied ginger in between vodka soaked jalapenos for this one!

I added some cucumber slices to my drink to balance out the heat of the jalapeno vodka. Like I said before, dont infuse too long or use too much jalapeno like I did!

Crisp and refreshing and icy cold to help you cool down this weekend.

It’s a fiesta y’all! Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Lets party! Arriba!

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Natalie Paramore

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May 3, 2012



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