donner-peltier distillers :: Recipes

Cajun Screwdriver, courtesy of Chef Nathan Richard


Ingredients

2 ounces Cayenne Vodka (recipe follows)
1 ounce Oryza Vodka
2 tablespoons Cilantro Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
½ cup fresh satsuma juice*
1 sprig fresh cilantro

Instructions

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

*Tangerine juice can be substituted for satsuma.

 

Cayenne Vodka


Ingredients

2 fresh cayenne peppers, halved lengthwise* (or more, if desired)
1 (1-liter) bottle Oryza Vodka

Instructions

In a large clean jar, add peppers 
and vodka. Cover and let stand at least 3 days.
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

*Jalapeño peppers may be substituted.

 

Cilantro Simple Syrup


Ingredients

4 sprigs fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 cup water
1 cup raw cane sugar

Instructions

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.