Jalapeño Tequila Gimlet
2 1/2 ounces tequila
1 jalapeño, roasted
1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1-1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup
1 jalapeño slice, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Split the jalapeño lengthwise. Deseed the jalapeño, reserving the seeds. Place the jalapeño on a piece of tinfoil and place in the oven. Lightly roast for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
When cool enough to handle, mince the roasted jalapeño and place in a small glass jar.
Add the reserved jalapeño seeds to the jar as well. Add the tequila. Seal the lid and shake well to incorporate. Allow mixture to sit for about 30 minutes.
Add a good amount of ice to a cocktail shaker. Add the jalapeño-tequila mixture, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well.
Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a cocktail glass and garnish with a jalapeño slice.