If you don’t want to make your own flavored vodka, the stores are full of options. A few new ones from me oko were recently sent our way. They are definitely unusual and sparked interest and conversation among our guests. We sampled the ginger-infused, the strawberry-infused and the jalapeno-infused. I liked the jalapeno one the best; it has a real kick! We tried them straight – ice cold from the freezer but the company also suggests some cocktail options. These are not for the faint of heart!
1 part me oko ginger vodka
½ part Amaretto
Combine with ice and serve in a shot glass.
Hot and Sour Martini
1-1/2 parts me oko jalapeno vodka
3 parts grapefruit juice
Blend over ice and serve in a chilled glass.
(Make a big pitcher!)
2 parts jalapeno vodka
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dash fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon horseradish
4 parts tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix
Shake over ice and strain into a tall glass of ice. Garnish with sprig of celery and wedge of lime.