Recipe courtesy of Kati Hajjar, Top of the Hill Restaurant, Chapel Hill
as seen on episode “TOPO Distillery”, season 3
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed and cut into chunks
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1/2 oz. Jalapeño simple syrup (recipe to follow)
- 2 oz TOPO vodka
Place the cucumber, lemon juice, jalapeño simple syrup and vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into martini glasses. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber.
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
In a saucepan, mix together equal parts water and sugar. Add in a jalepeño cut in half. Simmer until sugar is dissolved and let mixture cool.