Recipes

Hot Lips Cocktail

February 7, 2017

While I’m a fan of a wide assortment of cocktails, I’m always drawn to a particular one on the menu no matter what bar or restaurant I go to.  Despite the weather, season, holiday, or event, if there is a cocktail with some spice, it’s the first one I order.  Inspired by Valentines Day, I created one for the holiday where pink is more than appropriate and it should both warm the heart and put a smile on your face.

Hot Lips is a quick drink, perfect for an evening of hosting or even after a long day of work.  Really, you don’t need an excuse to make one of these.  Don’t let the pink color fool you, this one is more spicy than sweet.

Take a look at some of my favorite glassware for entertaining.




Ingredients

Sparkling Blood Orange Juice {found at Trader Joe’s}

Mezcal depending on your taste {Del Maguey Vida Mezcal}

 Fresh Lime Juice

Freshly Sliced Jalapeno

Coup glass {or glass of choice – shop my favorites here}

Lip candy {found here and here} *optional

Long toothpicks {needed if you use candy skewing} *optional

Directions

In a glass or durable tumbler {be aware of thin or vintage glass ones}, muddle lime juice, and jalapeno slices. Add 1-2 ounces of mezcal and ice into a tumbler. Place the lid on the tumbler & secure. Shake and pour through the strainer into a glass; top with 2 oz. of sparkling blood orange juice. Secure a long toothpick or two into either side of candied lips and balance across the glass and serve.

Photography by my amazing friend, Elena Graham {follow her on Instagram here}.

I hope you enjoyed this manicured cocktail.

I hope you enjoyed this manicured cocktail.

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