Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In August we met at the house of Eight is Enough for a lime themed cockail hour. We sipped a traditional cocktail rumored to be favored by Al Capone, The Southside. We also tried what may become a new classic, the Hot Rod Cadillac that was found on Natalie Bovis-Nelsen's website. Along with the summer drinks we nibbled on Cheesy Chili Lime potato wedges, ginger lime carrots and chicken tacos.

The Southside
2 oz Gin
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
3-4 oz seltzer
2 mint sprigs
2 pieces lime

Muddle one mint sprig with the lime, lime juice and simply syrup. Add gin and shake well. Pour into goblet over crushed ice and stir until glass frosts. Top with seltzer and garnish with mint.

Hot Rod Cadillac
2 oz tequilla (Reposado)
1/2 oz Gran Gala orange liqueur
3/4 oz lime juice
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 slices jalepeno pepper
3/4 oz agave nectar
course sea salt

Rim 1/3 of a martini glass with salt. Muddle one slice jalepeno and lime joice at the bottom of a mixing glass. Add nectar, grapefruit juice, tequilla and orange liqueur. Shake and strain into the martini glass. Garnish with jalepeno.

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