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and to drink ...
Jalapeño by Thomas Waugh (The Pool Lounge)
1 ½ oz Jalapeño-Infused El Tesoro Platinum
1 oz Fortaleza Reposado
¾ oz Cocchi Americano
¾ oz Fino Sherry
3 Cucumber Wheels (lightly muddled)
2 Dashes Saline Solution
Muddle cucumber and saline in a shaker. Add rest of ingredients. Pour into a mixing glass and stir. Fine strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with half Serrano chili with stem on.
"The base idea of this drink came from a colleague's drink called the 'Chin Up'. It is a rare instance where you see fresh muddled cucumber in a stir/boozy format drink. I wanted to take the concept even further by making a stirred and spicy cocktail (also not very common). What came out was sort of a dirty martini with a tequila base and dry sherry in addition to dry vermouth."
2 oz. Chandon Rosé
1 ½ oz. hibiscus kombucha
½ oz. Meyer lemon-liqueur
3 drops strawberry-rhubarb bitters
Pour the kombucha, lemon-liqueur and bitters into a flute. Top with ChandonRosé.