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.
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)
- 1½ ounces Black Peppercorn Not-So-Simple Syrup
- 1½ ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- 3 ounces fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
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.