Lady Cocktails: The Fiery Latina

My tiny grandmother (abuelita) is a feisty Latina. You’re most likely to find her telling a suggestive joke and/ or sneaking a cocktail. Maybe that’s where I’ve been getting my appetite for all things spicy and boozy! So say hello to, “The Fiery Latina,” a drink I concocted and can not stop preparing! Contrary to it’s latin roots, I love to use gin instead of tequila in this cocktail, it adds a nice botanical spice! This one’s for you, abuelita!


2 oz Bombay Gin

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (To make, heart 1 cup honey and 1 cup water in a saucepan until honey is dissolved, then cool in the fridge. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for future cocktail mixing! Or maybe just the 2nd and 3rd rounds…)

3 Drops Orange Flower Water

2 Mint sprigs

5 Jalepeño Rounds (with seeds)

5 Persian Cucumber Rounds

Tonic Water

Mexican Chile Powder


In the bottom of a cocktail shaker muddle 1 sprig of mint, 3 jalepeño rounds and 3 cucumber rounds with gin. Add honey simple syrup, lime juice and orange flower water. Fill shaker with ice. Shake shake shake! Strain into a double old fashioned or highball filled with ice. Top with a splash of tonic water and a small dash of chile powder. Garnish with sprig of mint, cucumber & jalepeño rounds. ¡Salud! (Barbarella highball glasses from Bombshell Bar Goods.)


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