Thursday, January 13, 2011

King of Snake Cocktail

This cocktail will cure whatever ails you.  The chopped ginger and chile-infused vodka lends a spicy bite to this flavor packed cocktail.


King of Snake Cocktail
Makes 2
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
1 1/3-inch slice peeled fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
2 cups ice cubes
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chile-pepper flavored vodka (such as Absolut Peppar or Stolichnaya Pepper)
2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
Crushed ice

Directions:
Muddle ginger and sugar in cocktail shaker until paste forms.  Add all remaining ingredients except crushed ice; cover and shake 15 seconds.  Fill 2  old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice.  Strain cocktail into glasses and serve.

Note: I could not resist using martini glasses (which I keep handy in my freezer).  However, I have enjoyed this cocktail in an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice which gives this drink a really fresh taste.
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40 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is exactly what I need to clear my head :) Diane

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Refreshing cocktail...but I don't take alcohol. ;)

Loved your space here...awesome blog! :D

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Is it cocktail hour yet?
Best,
Susan

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Is it wrong that I want this for breakfast? (Of course it is....lol)

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds wonderfully refreshing, love ginger here!

Design Wine and Dine said...

You know I LOVE the cocktail posts!!!

I have everything but the vodka! I love fresh ginger SO much that this is a perfect one to try!

Angie's Recipes said...

Chile pepper, ginger...that sounds like a HOT drink.

Katerina said...

I love vodka so I know I am going to love this.

Carol said...

Great flavor's in that cocktail, looks good!

The Japanese Redneck said...

A cure in a glass!

Lyndsey said...

OMG I need to try this!

Michelle J said...

Very intriguing. You're so creative!

My Little Space said...

Oh boy, I'm getting HOT here! Thanks for the recioe, Velva. Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Cheers, Kristy

Marguerite said...

Love Absolut Peppar and use it in my Bloody Mary's, and this King of Snake looks fab! Cheers!

That Girl said...

I was so excited to try this tonight, but we don't have pepper vodka. I wonder if I could just add tabasco to regular vodka...

Meals by Misty said...

This cocktail is making my mouth water. After 4 days stuck at home due to snow, I could use a little pick me up!!

From the Kitchen said...

This is making my eyes water with delight. I do believe a bowl of chicken soup and this cocktail would cure what ails one. And, if it doesn't--well, who cares?!!

Best,
Bonnie

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Cure for the common cold? I think I have everything I need to make this at home right now. I really want to try this combination. Spice and sweet and alcoholic - sounds good to me!

Rita said...

You have made me very curioous with that name and then I looked at the ingredients;sound very original and good.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

What a lovely gingery drink! My husband will love this!

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Joanne said...

I love semi savory cocktails (mmm bloody marys) and this one sounds excellent!

Pierce said...

Now THAT has potential to get you warmed up. I agree with the comment you left me, this winter....so. Cold. I'm ready to move anywhere in northern Australia!

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Fresh Local and Best said...

These booze posts are such a tease to me. I can't wait until I can drink again. :)

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

With a name like that,I m sure this cocktail will cure almost everything.Looks gorgeous.

theUngourmet said...

I love the touch the touch of spicy in this cocktail! Beautiful!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I should know better than to log in first thing in the morning. Now I'm going to be thinking about this very "hot" cocktail all day!

Barbara said...

Wow. Killer cocktail, Velva! I adore your cocktail posts!

teresa said...

so sweet and spicy, i love it!

A Canadian Foodie said...

OMGosh this sounds good - sweet and spicy and almost a touch savoury. It would be hard to take! I wonder how it got it's name?
:)

Hungry Dog said...

Looks wonderful and a little wicked!!

My Pleasure is Cooking ! said...

wow this sounds great for everyone with this flu

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

How tasty. Love the ice crystals in the drink.

Emily said...

I LOVE ginger and spice, this sounds dangerously delicious!

Vickie said...

Oh my! This sounds like it bites a little ... yum!

Stella said...

Hey Velva! I could totally use a cocktail like this right now. I'm stressed and I feel a bit sick. You know, like a bit of flu is coming on...
Wish I could have one of these. Nice!

tasteofbeirut said...

Thanks Velva for this cure! I love the sounds of it, so I better get my freezer stocked for next time I feel the need and the urge for a quick fix.

Verde Farm said...

Oh my gosh--this is one my hubby would LOVE. Great recipe :)

Emily said...

We made this last night but threw everything in the blender. And I didn't have the pepper vodka so I just threw in a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes and it was delicious!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've got to show this to hubby-he will LOVE it! :D

Tv Food and Drink said...

Wow - great name, great ingredient list. It says it serves two, so I'll make sure no one else is around when I make this - thanks! - Gary

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