Friday, June 11, 2010

Cocktail of the Week- Mekong Martini

Here are the ingrediens for this fun summer cocktail:

1/2 oz. Chopped cilantro
2 Slices of jalapeƱo (¼ inch thick)
1 ¾ oz Gin
Juice of whole lemon
¾ oz Simple syrup (recipe below)

Shake all ingredients vigorously (not muddled) with ice and strain through fine mesh sieve. Serve up in a martini glass.
Simple syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine one cup white sugar and one cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.