Sunday nights can be a confusing time for a cable TV viewer and cocktail enthusiast. One minute you’re watching sexy southern vampires battling it out with half-naked werewolves, the next you’re watching smart and sexy ad folks battling it out with each other or small-minded clients. Don’t even get me started on how confused we can get flipping over to Entourage during the commercials. Wait, was that Johnny Bravo playing ping-pong with Peggy… oh wait, nevermind that’s John Stamos.
This drink may not help ease that confusion, but you might stop caring after a few of these start hitting the spot. Remember, you can always ask your friends at work what happened – or find it on the magical and mysterious interwebs.
We started by slicing up 2 jalapenos on Friday night and added them to 6 ounces of vodka, then left them for 48 hours, producing a gin infused with a spicy bite. Add an ounce of olive brine and you’ll be riding hot and dirty like the Sunday night staff here at Madtini Labs.
Cheers and enjoy True Blood, Mad Men and Entourage tonight!
- 2 oz of Vodka
- 1 oz olive brine
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 2 jalapeno peppers
- olives stuffed with pimento
Slice 2 jalapeno, muddle gently and add it to several ounces of vodka, set aside for 48 hours. Chill the cocktail glass with 2 ice cubes for 2-3 minutes. Add the infused vodka, dry vermouth and olive brine to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Serve, site back and put down the remote control.