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Apr 29, 2007 12:17 PM

Jade Mistress drink at Red Pearl Kitchen-recipe?

I had the best drink ever at Red Pearl Kitchen in San Diego when there on vacation. I even went back twice while I was there just for that drink because I loved it so much. It was called the Jade Mistress and it had vodka steeped in red chilies, apple chunks, thai basil leaves, simple syrup, and fresh lemon sour.

Does anyone have this recipe or something similar? I have no idea how much of any of the ingredients to mix together and I am not a good bartender, so I need all the help I can get!

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    Jade Mistress

    Total time: 35 minutes

    Servings: 4

    Note: From Sara Southern for Red Pearl Kitchen. To make the red chile vodka, steep 1 to 2 Thai red chiles (dried), depending on how spicy you want it, in 10 ounces vodka at room temperature for one day. To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves; allow to cool before using.

    2 ounces lime juice

    1 ounce lemon juice

    1 ounce orange juice

    1 ounce plus 4 teaspoons

    simple syrup, divided

    1/2 cup peeled, finely diced Granny Smith apple, plus extra for garnish (about 1 apple


    16 Thai basil leaves, torn

    10 ounces chile-steeped vodka

    1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice and 1 ounce simple syrup. This makes 5 ounces sour mix.

    2. In a pitcher, muddle the diced apple, 12 of the basil leaves and the remaining 4 teaspoons simple syrup. Add the vodka and 4 ounces of fresh sour mix, discarding the remaining sour mix.

    3. Pour half the mixture into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain it into two chilled martini glasses. Garnish each with a Thai basil leaf and diced apple. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make two more drinks.

    Each serving: 190 calories; 0 protein; 0 carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.


    2 Replies
    1. re: Mr Lee Ho

      Thank you so much!!!! I can't wait to start making these!

      1. re: sparkplug

        No problem, glad to help. Let us know how they turn out.