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The Sweaty Hipster

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The Sweaty Hipster Cocktail - Hornitos Tequila

The Sweaty Hipster

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
Taking a look at The Sweaty Hipster, one can say that this is an enhanced Margarita. The defining ingredient in this Steven Calabro, Head Mixologist at Red O in Los Angeles, creation is the serrano and mint infused simple syrup. This singular ingredient makes the drink a captivating tongue tantalizer and can be used elsewhere in your cocktail explorations. It adds a nice depth to the classic Margarita and can easily be integrated into a Margarita drink menu.

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 6 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Rim a highball glass with chile salt.
  2. Pour the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with slices for serrano pepper.

*Serrano/Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, torn
  1. Bring the water to a boil, add sugar and stir constantly until completely dissolved.
  2. Allow the syrup to cool.
  3. Place the syrup, peppers, and mint into a blender.
  4. Blend until mixed well.
  5. Strain the syrup through a sieve or fine mesh strainer to remove pepper and mint. Repeat until all are removed.
  6. Discard the mint and peppers. Bottle the syrup, label and date the bottle, and store in the refrigerator.
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