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Spice and Smoke

A light orange cocktail with slices of jalapeno peppers
PREP TIME
55 min
YIELDS
1 serving

A cocktail made with mezcal, grapefruit, and a sweet-spicy jalapeño syrup.

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Ingredients

1
jalapeño pepper, quartered, plus 3 slices for garnish (2 jalapeños)
½
cup sugar
2
oz mezcal
3
oz grapefruit juice
3
oz club soda
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Directions

Notes

Cook's NoteRefrigerate the extra jalapeño syrup in an airtight container and save for another use.

Step 1

Combine the jalapeño quarters, sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Set aside to infuse for about 45 minutes, depending on how spicy you want the syrup. Strain and discard the jalapeños.

Step 2

In a tall glass filled with ice, combine the mezcal, grapefruit juice and 1 ounce of the jalapeño syrup. Top off with the club soda. Give the drink a quick stir, then drop in the jalapeño slices and serve with a straw.

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