About a month ago I went to California for the first time. I’ve actually been meaning to blog about that trip for a while now, but just totally forgot. In fact, last October I went to Portland, Oregon and never blogged about that. I’m a little behind, aren’t I? Maybe we need a travel week on IBC.
Anyway, while I was in California I spent one afternoon with the fabulous people at Hello Society. They are one of the amazing companies that I work with that help to make IBC possible. They are truly a spectacular team. We went to lunch at an amazing restaurant right along the Pacific Coast Highway. The deck of the restaurant where we sat literally hung out over the ocean. Amazing. I had this cocktail there that was called Sweet Heat. I’d been wanting to recreate the recipe at home and today’s 80 degree temperature put me in the mood.
I will admit that that ingredients in this drink are a little odd. Jalapeño. Weird, right? However, it’s epically delicious. It’s like a tropical drink with a little kick. The ginger helps, too. So while I realize this drink may not be for everyone, if you are into this sort of thing, you’re going to love it.
I also think this is the perfect concoction to serve as your signature cocktail for some fabulous summer festivity. The ingredients are simple and the drink is pretty straight forward. However it’s totally unique and special enough to be memorable.
If you’re looking for something different and delicious, give this Sweet Heat a go!
Here's what you will need:
2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 slices jalapeño, thinly sliced
2 slices ginger, thinly sliced
1 lime wheel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the jalapeño, ginger, simple syrup. Add ice, vodka, and simply syrup. Shake vigorously. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel.