Cajun Screwdriver

Cajun Screwdriver

With spicy cayenne vodka, the Cajun Screwdriver is an essential part of our Bayou Bash Cajun Mardi Gras Brunch. It’s pictured here with The Proud Mary, an outstanding Cajun Bloody Mary.

Cajun Screwdriver
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces Cayenne Vodka (recipe follows)
  2. 1 ounce vodka*
  3. 2 tablespoons Cilantro Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  4. ½ cup fresh satsuma juice*
  5. 1 sprig fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodkas, Cilantro Simple Syrup, and satsuma juice; cover and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
Notes
  1. *We used Oryza Vodka. Tangerine juice can be substituted for satsuma.
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Cayenne Vodka
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 2 fresh cayenne peppers, halved lengthwise* (or more, if desired)
  2. 1 (1-liter) bottle Oryza Vodka
Instructions
  1. In a large clean jar, add peppers 
and vodka. Cover and let stand at least 3 days.
  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, and discard solids. Pour vodka back into the bottle and seal. The vodka will keep at room temperature for 3 to 
6 months. If vodka tastes too spicy, add additional vodka.
Notes
  1. *Jalapeño peppers may be substituted.
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Cilantro Simple Syrup
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 4 sprigs fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 cup raw cane sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium heatproof bowl, 
add cilantro. In a 1-quart saucepan, add 1 cup water and sugar, and heat over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour sugar mixture over cilantro, and stir to combine. Let stand 1 hour. Line a strainer with a moistened coffee filter. Strain syrup, discarding solids. Let cool before using. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.
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