Happy Hour Friday: Pepper Punch
I know the Olympics start in London today, and I had every intention of doing a very British drink to toast one of my favorite cities. But, as usual, I’m behind the 8 ball and not on top of things At. All.
So instead, I’m sharing this awesome drink my sister concocted. I didn’t make it, but I sure did drink it! And it was delish, even though the spice of the jalapeno pepper may not sound very appetizing. I swear it is surprisingly refreshing.
We had them on K & H’s party barge on Kincaid Lake–a summertime home away from home The “Pair-A-Dice” has been the scene of many a lake party and many more relaxing weekend days cruising the waters on the edge of Kisatchie National Forest.
2 cups vodka
2 fresh limes, quartered
1 fresh jalapeno, sliced (seeded for less heat)
4 cups cranapple cocktail juice
In a pitcher, muddle lime and jalapeno slices. Add vodka and cranapple juice. Mix well.
To serve, fill glass with ice and add punch to fill glass 3/4 full. Top off with pineapple juice and garnish with jalapeno slice and lime wedge. Enjoy!
So drink up! Whether it’s a Pimm’s Cup, Mint Julep or this tasty punch–raise your glass high for all those athletes who will make the world seem a little smaller for the next couple of weeks.
Geaux Team USA! :D