CHILE BERRY COOLER RECIPE – These chiles will be used in numerous chilly recipes. But today’s Chile Berry Cooler recipe is unquestionably the chilliest. Making the spicy simple syrup is the first step in the procedure. You’ll have some syrup left over to experiment with. Add it to drinks, fruit, and just about anything else!
SPICY MINT SIMPLE SYRUP
— 3/4 cup sugar
— 3/4 cup water
— 10 rehydrated pequin peppers
— 1 Tbsp dried mint
Add all ingredients to a small pot and heat to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Continue to boil for 2 minutes, or until sugar has evaporated.
Place a mesh strainer over a glass container and pour the mixture through the strainer into the glass.
Use a fork to press the remnants into the mesh in order to squeeze out the flavor.
Allow simple syrup to cool.
Store in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 cup of simple syrup.
CHILE BERRY COOLER
— 10 fresh Bing cherries (seeds and stems removed)
— 6 large strawberries (husked and quartered)
— 1/4 cup spicy mint simple syrup (recipe above)
— Your choice of seltzer water, lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or prosecco
— 1/8 cup super fine sugar
— 2 dried pequin peppers (crushed)
— 1 wedge of lime
Place cherries, strawberries, and syrup into a blended and blend until smooth.
On a plate the same width as the glass you will be using, mix together the super fine sugar and crushed peppers.
Run the lime wedge around the rim of your glass, making sure the entire rim is covered.
Place the glass, rim side down, into the sugar mixture and spin it to make sure the entire rim gets covered in the sugar mixture.
Fill the glass with ice, making sure not to knock off the spicy sugar rim.
Add 1/8 cup of the berry mixture (you may want to add more after you try it).
Fill your glass with the liquid of your choice.
Garnish with limes, strawberries and/or cherries.
Make sure to take your first sips from the glass, getting a nice mouthful of the delicious spicy sugar rim!
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