alcoholic,  infused syrups

Dirty Dalmatian

Have you ever laid your lips on a cocktail, and your first thought is, “Uh-oh”?  As in, “Uh-oh, this concoction has some kick to it!” or “Uh-oh, I may end up drinking quite a few of these!” or “Uh-oh, these Dirty Dalmatians won’t last very long around here!”

Meet your new best friend—the Dirty Dalmatian.

This Dirty Dalmatian is a complementary amalgamation of Black Peppercorn Not-So-Simple Syrup and fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice. When you sip it, you feel a rush of warmth in your throat swilled away by cold + refreshing + tangy acid.

I call it a Dirty Dalmatian because the peppers have commingled with the syrup for two weeks to steep an intense piquancy into the syrup. I reserved some peppercorns for garnish. They remind me of a Dalmatian’s spots.

I use Tito’s Handmade Vodka because Tito’s is vodka for dog people.

Bold yet subtle. Present yet fleeting. Serious yet flirty. That’s a Dirty Dalmatian. Try it today.

I hope you enjoy this chilled delight during these hot summer nights. This drink is (wo)man’s best friend.

Cheers!

XXOO  AB

If you try this Dirty Dalmatian, I’d love to hear about it!  Leave a comment below and tag #nakedepicurean on Instagram so we can celebrate together!

Dirty Dalmatian (for 1)

Combine the simple syrup, vodka, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 100 shakes about a minute; strain into an ice-filled glass.

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