This exotic beverage makes use of late summer produce.
Key Ingredient Jalapeno, Rum, Thai Basil
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Vintage Kitty
1/2lime, cut into four pieces
2- 1/8inchslices fresh jalapeno
2- 1/8inchslices banana pepper
2ozcucumber juice(see notes)
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle basil, lime, sugar and peppers.
Add cucumber juice and rum and muddle again.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over ice and garnish, if desired.
To make cucumber juice, peel an English cucumber, then cut it in half a scoop out the seeds. Chop the cucumber and puree in a blender. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
I've suggested English cucumbers because they tend to be sweet and have more meat and less seeds, however almost any cucumber could be used.