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Summer is here, and I am ready for some refreshing cocktails for these hot days!  My first creation is the Spicy Yellow Rose Infusion.  Before you enjoy this refreshing mango madness with a good ole fashion Texas kick to it, you must first make the Jalapeño Simple Syrup.  But don’t stress, it is simple to make!
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
– 1 cup Purified Water
– 1 cup Granulated Sugar
– ⅓ cup sliced Jalapeño Peppers
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then add jalapeños. Lower the heat and simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture has thickened into a syrup.  Store the Jalapeno syrup and the jalapenos in an airtight container for 24 hours in the refrigerator so the infusion can work its magic!
Cocktail Time
After the long anticipation of waiting to enjoy this beauty, here is what you will need for the Cocktail Creation:
– 2 oz Tequila
– 2 oz Mango Purée
– 2 Fresh Squeezed Limes
– 2 oz Infused Jalapeño Simple Syrup
– .05 oz Tajin
Rimming the Glass
To rim the glass with the Tajin, you will need to spread .05 ounces of Tajin on a small plate.  Next, you will moisten the rim of your cocktail glass with water.  Then you will turn the glass upside down and dip it into the Tajin on the plate.  You can twist the glass to add more.
Spicy Yellow Rose Infusion
Now for the moment, we have been waiting for!  Add the following into a Shaker: Tequila, mango purée, lime juice, infused simple syrup, tajin, and two pieces of ice.  Shake for 10 seconds, and make sure the lid is on tight.  Strain into a glass with fresh ice and garnish with lime, mango, jalapeño, and the remaining tajin.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, so stay cool, stay thirsty, and be happy!!
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Ash Red