John's Cocktail: Jalapeño-Citrus Rickey

Rach's hubby, John, makes a mean cocktail! Try this spicy vodka drink for your next happy hour.
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john jalapeno citrus rickey

Recipe by John Cusimano

  • 8Servings


  • 2 medium jalapeño chiles, sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish

  • 16 oz. vodka

  • 4 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • 4 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 4 oz. simple syrup 

  • Ice

  • 1 liter club soda, chilled


Reserve 8 slices of jalapeño for the garnish. In a pitcher, muddle 1/4 cup cilantro and the remaining jalapeño slices. Stir in the vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Divide among 8 Collins glasses filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish each with a jalapeño slice and a sprig of cilantro.