[CH] Chile cocktails?

Naughyde (Naughyde@aol.com)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 15:20:48 EDT

Here's a recipe I found on rec.food.recipes, anyone else have recipes for
chile cocktails?  Erica naughyde@aol.com
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 small fresh red or green Thai chili, halved lengthwise (wear rubber
zest of 1/2 navel orange, removed with a vegetable peeler
a  1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
1  1/4 ounces (2  1/2 tablespoons) Stolichnaya Ohranj or other
orange-flavored vodka
1/2 cup chilled club soda

Garnish:  orange twist

In a small pan bring sugar, water, chili, zest, and ginger root to a slow
boil over low heat.  Cool syrup slightly and pour through a fine sieve
into a small bowl.
In a cocktail shaker combine 1 teaspoon syrup, reserving remainder for
another use, with vodka and club soda and shake well.  Pour mixture into
a wine glass filled halfway with ice and garnish with orange twist.
Makes 1 drink.