I plan to wear red, white and blue for Memorial Day to show my thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service.
I ran across a review of the new, swanky restaurant Crustacean in Beverly Hills, California. I like the idea of using color in cocktails and below the lush picture (pun intended) is the recipe.
From: The Crustacean Restaurant
Yield: 1 serving
2 slices fresh red chile
1 slice strawberry
¾ ounce French vanilla syrup
¾ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce St. Germain liqueur
1 ½ ounces vanilla vodka
Chile slices and mint for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the red chile and strawberry slices.
2. Add the vanilla syrup, lemon juice, St. Germain and vodka. Shake well with ice.
3. Strain into a martini glass. Float red chile slices on top or garnish with mint and a chile slice on a wood pick.
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