Friday, February 5, 2016

Cocktails for "The League"

Super Bowl is more than just a football game for my husband and his friends.  It is the day that one of the lucky members of their Fantasy Football team is presented with their version of the Shiva.  The League fans, this post is for you.  

Their Fantasy Football winner is awarded a Championship Belt.  Yes, I said belt as in WWE with the winner's name engraved on it and all.  Football season is no longer a Sunday of enjoying a game or two, sipping on a bloody mary and relaxing.  It is now all about making trades, checking the waiver wire, setting your line up, watching the RedZone Channel, checking your points, and stressing over a player who you put on your bench who you shouldn't have because he's scoring more points than everyone else on your team that you are currently playing (insert Ruxin's voice).  

After all of that you know you need this cocktail! It's spicy yet refreshing and will have you screaming SHIVA-KAMINI-blah-blah-blah-blah! (I have no idea what her full name is or what they are saying.)  

Will we be enjoying this delicious cocktail on Sunday?  Well that's up to our hosts, the Commissioner of the league and his wife to decide.  To see what we're sipping and snacking on this Super Bowl follow us on Instagram, not My Face by Taco Corp.  

Cucumber Jalapeno Cocktail

2 ounces vodka
2 slices cucumber, quartered
1-2 slices red jalapenos
1/2 ounce fresh meyer lemon juice
Agave nectar
Soda water

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber and jalapeno.  Add in the vodka, meyer lemon juice and a squirt of agave nectar.  Add ice and shake vigorously until chilled.  Double strain the cocktail into an ice filled cocktail glass and top with soda water.  Garnish with a cucumber slice and red jalapeno if desired.  Makes 1 cocktail.

Need to make this in a batch for your party?  To make this an easy, no fuss cocktail for your Super Bowl guest simply infuse your vodka the day or two before using the recipe below.

Cucumber Jalapeno Infused Vodka

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
2-3 small red jalapenos
1-750ml bottle of vodka

Pour all ingredients into a large airtight container or jar.  Cover and allow to infuse in a dark and cool place for up to two days.  Strain and discard the cucumber and jalapenos.  Store the vodka in the refrigerator for up to one month in an airtight container.