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This Green Chile Gimlet Is One Spicy Little Number

Want a vodka that gets jal-ap-eño business? BOOM. Meet this spicy little number.

St. George Spirits makes their Green Chile Vodka from a variety of California-grown hot and sweet peppers (jalapeños, serranos, habaneros and red and yellow bell peppers) with a little lime peel and cilantro to balance out their heat. Yep, your cocktail is gonna be lit.

To make the vodka, St. George combines the peppers and a non-GMO base spirit and distills it all through a layer of cilantro! They filter before bottling for a smooth, clean flavor, but you might see a green tint from that pepper infusion. 

Ready to heat things up?

Green Chile Gimlet

1½ ounces St. George Green Chile Vodka
½ ounce simple syrup
½ ounce fresh lime

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker over ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Now, get that all up in your chilled cocktail glass.