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Ragin' Cajun Martini

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Prep Time:
30 minutes
Servings:
4

We're all familiar with the Cajun zest for life and nowhere is it zestier than in this spicy, sweet and salty potion sure to liven up any get-together. Louisiana hot sauce and olive juice spiked simple syrup gives this cocktail its kick, not to mention the flavor-packed Jalapeno stuffed green olive garnish! Laissez les bon temps roulez (let the good times roll)! Tip: Make up a few batches of the martinis and keep them in the freezer until needed. The alcohol will keep the mixture from freezing. Just remove from the freezer and shake up with the ice for the coldest martini ever. Remove pan from the heat; let stand until cool. Add hot sauce, vinegar, olive brine and lemon juice to sugar mixture; mix well. Chill until ready to use. Makes enough syrup for 4 to 5 batches of martinis.

Ingredients:

10 oz. gin or vodka
3 oz. Cajun syrup*
8 Lindsay® Jalapeno Stuffed Spanish Olives
4 whole Lindsay® Sweet Cherry Peppers or 4 whole Lindsay® Golden Greek Pepperoncini Peppers*

Cajun Syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons olive brine from stuffed olives jar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Combine vodka and Cajun syrup in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Shake the martini and strain into 4 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with olives and peppers threaded onto skewers. *Cajun Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove pan from the heat; let stand until cool. Add hot sauce, vinegar, olive brine and lemon juice to sugar mixture; mix well. Chill until ready to use. Makes enough syrup for 4 to 5 batches of martinis.

Nutrients Per Serving:

Calories: 254
Calories from fat: 14
Total fat: 2g
Monounsaturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 339mg
Total Carbohydrates: 7g
Dietary fiber: 0g
Protein: 0g

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