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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: The Kick-Start

by Jeanne McGovern

Make it

1 ½ ounces vodka

¼ ounce vanilla liqueur

¼ ounce lime juice

¼ ounce cranberry juice

Drizzle of Sriracha

Dash of simple syrup

Lime wheel for garnish

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into martini glass or high ball over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve. (Created with Sobieski vodka by Niccole Trzaska from The Liberty Bar in NYC.)

As I sat in my Aspen office on May 12, the snow continued to fly. But my in my mind’s eye, I was sitting on the beach somewhere basking in the sun. That desire was only amplified as friends and co-workers shared tales of their offseason adventures; even Gunilla Asher, the namesake of this very column, had just returned from a South of the Border sojourn. Not one to feel sorry for myself, though, I decided to seek out a drink with a little heat. The answer: The Kick-Start, a Sriracha cocktail that screams hot, hot, hot. A fruity Cosmo-type drink in some ways, but spicy and rich in other ways, The Kick Start lived up to its name (especially when we upped the Sriracha from a drizzle to a solid dash). Drink in the heat.


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