Sweet And Spicy
Nov 01, 2018 10:51AM
● By Ashley Madonna
Take in the season by embracing fall’s colors, whether it be autumn’s changing foliage, the season’s baked foods or the variety of lively libations that warm up drink menus everywhere. Find your season’s go-to drink by heading over to Keller’s FnG Eats. Their farm-to-table approach carries through to their cocktails – like the Blood Orange Chili Martini made in-house with bold fresh fruits and vegetables. After one sip, you’ll fall in love with this spirited mix.
Take one liter of choice of vodka – FnG Eats uses Tito’s Handmade Vodka because, “We’re Texan” – and pour it into a glass pitcher that can be covered. Add half of a jalapeno, half a poblano pepper and half of a red bell pepper – no need to remove the seeds or chop the produce.
Cover the container and let it sit for a full day. Then, remove the peppers and strain the vodka to remove any seeds left in the container. Create your citrus blend by combining one cup of blood orange juice, 2/3 of a cup of agave nectar, 2/3 of a cup of grapefruit juice, 1/3 of a cup of fresh lime juice, 1/3 of a cup of fresh lemon juice and 1/3 of a cup of simple syrup. This is enough to make eight martinis with three ounces going into each drink. After finishing your prep, pour 1.5 ounces of the infused vodka and three ounces of the citrus blend into a tin shaker over ice. Shake vigorously before straining the mix in a chilled martini glass.
Chili-infused Vodka 1.5 oz.
Blood Orange Citrus Mix 3 oz.
Garnish with a wide cut flame-torched orange rind.