Spicy Dame Cocktail
A perky hi-ball with a dangerously hot kick
The Darby's Spicy Dame cocktail was created to exude a modern opulence and style in cocktail mixology. It's a fun, sexy and sophisticated recipe that combines muddled jalapeño peppers, mint, and cucumber with a homemade ginger syrup and ultra-premium Belvedere Intense Vodka. Served with a medium heat, the Spicy Dame can be prepared with a greater spice profile depending on a guest's request.
Ginger simple syrup is a cinch to make - simply combine one part water to two parts sugar, then grate a large chunk of peeled ginger root into the mix, allow to macerate for several hours or overnight, then strain through a fine sieve and refrigerate until needed.
- Combine the mint, jalapeño, cucumber and ice in a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
- Add vodka and ginger syrup with extra ice, shake well.
- Strain over new ice in a hi-ball glass.
- Garnish with a jalapeño or other small chili pepper and a cucumber slice.
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