James Bond famously liked his martinis shaken, not stirred. If he was in South America, I would imagine he would enjoy La Casa de Pedro’s twist on the classic cocktail!
La Casa de Pedro is located in Watertown, MA and is a high-spirited, fun and familial dining destination for fine Latin cuisine. Owner and Chef Pedro Alarcón serves simple, authentic, scratch-made dishes that highlight the traditions of his native Venezuela and broader Latin American heritage.
The Boston-area restaurant house infuses vodka with rosemary and jalapeños and then shakes it with lime, lemon, honey and St. Germain to create the Rosemary Jalapeño Martini. This spicy and herbaceous martini is sure to spice up your summer, and offers a kicked-up way to try summer’s trendy herb cocktails.
Rosemary Jalapeño Martini
Recipe provided by: Luis Maggioli, General Manager of La Casa de Pedro
3 sliced green jalapeños
2 fresh rosemary sticks
2 teaspoons wild flower honey
1 liter Kettle One vodka
.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
Infuse Kettle One vodka with fresh rosemary and sliced jalapeños for 24 hours.
In a tin, squeeze 1 lime and 1 lemon, then add 2 teaspoons of wild flower honey – stir well.
Combine 3 oz of infused vodka, .5 oz of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and 1 oz of the lime, honey and lemon mix.
Shake with a lot of ice and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a rosemary stick and enjoy!