The Bee Sting

The Bee Sting

I am terribly sorry. Since I do not have a job, I have literally nothing interesting to tell you about. Unless you consider the fact that I finished all two seasons of Party Down in one day. I mean, I find it interesting. I consider it a serious personal accomplishment. I consider all of the television shows that I’ve made my way through in the last few weeks of unemployment to be an achievement. I am also very aware of how depressing that statement is. That’s where The Bee Sting comes in. You say potato, I say vodka. The base of this cocktail is a jalapeño-infused vodka and is mixed with honey simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and club soda. It’s a great drink for when you’re looking to try something exotic and out of the ordinary.

Spicy jalapeño-infused vodka and lime juice cocktails sweetened with honey syrup

Prep time
48 hours

Total time
48 hours

Yield
Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

For the Jalapeno Vodka

  • 4 jalapeño peppers, halved
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle vodka

For the Honey Syrup

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water

For the Cocktails

  • 2 ounces jalapeño-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Club soda

Directions

For the Jalapeno Vodka
Place the jalapeños in the vodka bottle and let infuse for 48 hours.

For the Honey Syrup
Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the honey is dissolved.

For the Cocktails
Combine the vodka, lime juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for about 30 seconds, until cold. Strain into a chilled glass, top off with club soda, and serve.

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