Knowing my favorite cocktail is the jalapeno margarita, but having friends on Sippin Gypsy Team Vodka, I wanted to share something that was still feisty and refreshing but celebrating Team Vodka!
2 oz. Vodka (I like to use my homemade jalapeno infused vodka for this recipe)
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice (about one lemon)
3/4 oz. lime juice (about one lime)
3/4 oz. simple syrup
1 diced jalapeno pepper
Muddle the jalapeno (seeds too!) in a small tin shaker, then add the lemon, lime and simple syrup. Top off with ice, Vodka and Cointreau and shake vigorously until the tin is cold to the touch. Strain as you pour into your favorite glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
*this cocktail is spicy! Too tune it down, do not muddle the the jalapeno, just slice it, remove the seeds and shake it with the ingredients above.