This article was published on August 16th, 2013
Hot and spicy food is big in Texas. Influenced by Mexico, there are lots of Mexican restaurants serving up fantastic dishes with fresh ingredients. A meal isn’t complete without a great cocktail. On a hot summer’s day in Dallas, nothing beats a Cool Heat Martini!
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
- 1 Slice of Jalapeno Pepper (seeds and pith removed)
- 2 Springs of Fresh Mint
- ½ oz Orange Liqueur
- ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
In the bottom of a martini shaker, muddle jalapeno pepper, fresh mint and lime juice. Add ½ cup of ice, vodka, ruby red grapefruit juice, and orange liqueur. Shake well for 20 seconds, until the shaker begins to frost. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of jalapeno pepper.