*as posted in DigBoston
In a few months my very first cocktail book will be published. I have Dig Boston, our weekly deadline of cocktail columns, and devoted fans of the LUPEC blog to thank for years of readership and practice leading up to this crowning achievement. I’ve wanted to write ever since I was a little girl, and as I was looking over proofs to the book today, my little heart swelled with pride. And what better time than the sex issue to finally reveal the fruits of my literary labor: [drumroll, please! -Ed]the book will be called …
THE SCREAMING ORGASM.
Yes, it’s about cocktails with sexually suggestive names. I never could have imagined that this is how I would make my publishing debut. And you can probably imagine how mortified I was to tell my parents the title. Cocktail nerds everywhere will probably judge me. Then again, they’ve likely been doing that since I confessed my guilty pleasure cocktail (Malibu & pineapple). Or at least since I introduced you all to the Imperial Royale (Bud Light Lime and St-Germain) last August.
You’ll have to wait until June to check out this little gem. Until then, allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite drinks from its pages: Sex with the Ex.
Made with jalapeno, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper this drink may seem at first blush like something you just shouldn’t do.
Well, you’re right.
Sex with the Ex isn’t always the best idea, but much like this cocktail it can sometimes be spicy, invigorating and exciting. And something you should really only do once. Or once in a while.
SEX WITH THE EX
1 Jalapeno slice
.5 oz maple syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz Plymouth gin
Muddle jalapeno and maple syrup in a mixing glass. Add lemon juice, gin, and ice. Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pinch of cayenne pepper.