Monday, May 11, 2009

Alright Already!

Behold...the Wrinkly Slut.

What is a Wrinkly Slut you ask? Apparently it is what you call a blogger whose post you don't agree with. Ask my friend Wendy. It was this exact criticism of her that inspired the cocktail by the same name. After Wendy decided to take the name calling in stride, we concluded that an alcoholic beverage was the only way to pay homage to the occasion. Fortunately for us, by the time I finally got around to creating a recipe, it was Cinco de Mayo and the finale of The Real Housewives of New York City. It was this perfect storm of events that inspired me to host a tasting and unveil my creation. I haven't yet revealed the recipe. Until now.

*UPDATE: I just realized that as my first post I wasn't that saavy about linking to people, so please check out the instigator, Wendy, behind the Wrinkly Slut cocktail and this blog here and here.

Wrinkly Slut

Spiced Salt:
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 ounces Tequila (blanco preferrably)
1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1 Jalapeño, sliced crosswise
1 Thai Chili Pepper

1. Combine the salt, chili powder and cayenne on a small plate. Rim the edge of a martini glass with the spiced salt mixture by dipping the rim of the glass into lime juice and then into the plate of salt. Set aside.

2. Pour the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and grapefruit juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake briskly and strain into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with the sliced jalapeño and Thai chili pepper.

OPTIONAL: Soak the sliced jalapeño in Tequila for an hour before serving. Use the infused Tequila to make your drink extra slutty.


CherylTan said...

I still can't believe someone actually dared to call Wendy that -- she's so not! Love the sound of the cocktail, though. I'll have to whip some up for the next party. Congrats on the new food blog...I just started one myself. I'll keep reading!

katrocket said...

Victory! Revenge is a drink best served shaken over ice.

Love the photo / great blog!

stef m said...

you've got a blog - great! i'm sure this drink it amazing (i'll ask for one next time i'm in ny.)

K.Line said...

Gorgeous photo of a delish-sounding drink. Will have to try it soon!

enc said...

That looks brilliant! I love the face!

TheSundayBest said...

If you hate Wendby Brandes you have a problem with yourself. I'll make one of these tonight and drink to her honour.

Karmen Lizzul said...

GORGEOUS! I love it when anyone turns something that could elicit shame and embarrassment into a cause of celebration! Touché!

lisa said...

This drink looks delicious!

Shoeaddict said...

I love WendyB. I would love a wrinkly slut if I weren't knocked up.

Make Do Style or Film Upstart said...

Brilliant - will attempt to recreate it!!

Lynette said...

Mighty fine sounding recipe, mighty fine photo of the finished drink.

Jill said...

If Wendy's a wrinkly slut, I'm a whorey prune! Great recipe...can't wait to try it!