Lonestar Sweet & Spicy

By Virginia Landry Hundley
October 21, 2014
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Author Notes: The Lonestar Sweet & Spicy is a Texas-inspired cocktail that quenches your thirst during those long, hot summer days. This cocktail infuses Texas’s Hispanic Heritage with a tamarind simple syrup and jicama garnish, and just a smidge of cayenne pepper. Best served at a BBQ or Mexican Fiesta.Virginia Landry Hundley

Serves: one

Lonestar Sweet & Spicy

  • 1 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 shots Tamarind Simple Syrup
  • 1 shot Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 Jicama (cubed)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground course black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pink salt
  • 1 pinch ground Cayenne Pepper
  • skewers
  • 1 sprig Basil
  1. Add in a shaker ice cubes, Tamarind simple syrup, Ketel One Vodka, and juice from freshly squeezed lemon. Shake. Empty all contents into glass.
  2. Mix salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Dab one side of the cubed jicama in the mixture. Add spiced jicima cube to your skewer. Add to cocktail.
  3. Add sprig of Basil.

Tamarind Simple Syrup

  • 4 Tamarind pods
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. Peel hard shell off Tamarind pods. Add inside of pods, water, sugar to a pot. Bring to a boil. Let cool. Refrigerate. (preferable to refrigerate overnight for added flavor)

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