Spicy Gimlet

Behold! I’ve made a spicy Gimlet!

It’s Mother’s Day, and my mother likes spicy drinks, so I figured I would post a spicy drink, even though she isn’t a HUGE gin drinker.

Here’s how we did it!

Spicy Gimlet
1.5 oz. Gin
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Jalapeno Chili Simple Syrup

Add all ingredients to shaker
Shake until chilled
Garnish with homemade Chili Lime Salt

Notes: Feel free to add or take away as much spicy simple to make it how you like it. In all reality, if I made one FOR my mother, it would have about .75-1 oz. of spicy Simple.
Not gonna go on and on about it, as I am just gonna post the instructions for the spicy simple and the homemade salt.

Jalapeno Chili Simple
1 cup Sugar
1 cup water
2 fresh jalapenos
1-2 dried Chili peppers

Slice each jalapeno into about 8-10 pieces.
Crush up the chili pepper(s).
Add all ingredients to a pot over medium-high heat.
Once sugar dissolves, monitor until it begins to boil.
Boil for about 5 minutes.
Turn heat off, and let steep for about 10 minutes. The longer it steeps, the spicier it gets.
Pour through fine strainer and store in your choice of container for up to 4 weeks.

Chili Lime Salt
Fresh Lime
Dried Chili Peppers

Cut lime into about 6 wheels
Put wheels in dehydrator at max temp for roughly 24 hours, or until totally dry.
Put dehydrated limes in coffee grinder, and grind those mothers – pour into container
Put dried chili peppers in coffee grinder, and grind – add to the limes
Pour salt into your chili lime mix to taste.

Go make one for your own mother!

Feel free to leave a comment on what you think about this cocktail, or if you make one, please share your experience here or on Facebook.

Enjoy! See ya next time! =]
Photo Credit: Robbie Brindley

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