The Siren

This is a fabulous and unique drink – the recipe came via our good friends Max and Gretchen. I believe it originated at a restaurant downtown – not sure which one.

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • .5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 oz sour mix
  • 2-3 slices of fresh jalapeño
  • crushed ice

Dump all of the above into a cocktail shaker, and shake just enough to bruise the jalapeño slices (maybe 5 seconds), pour into martini glass, garnish with a floated jalapeño slice. You can sugar half the rim of the glass if desired.

Notes: The secret here is to use GOOD sour mix, not the stuff that you get in the “Mixers” aisle at the grocery store. Taste it – if it tastes “artificial” (like most bottled sour mixes), your drink is going to taste like crap. There are a few decent “gourmet” mixes, or you can easily make your own – see recipe here.