The El Jefe will add a Kick to Your Summer

Image courtesy The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island

by Jesse Slowikowski, bartender at The Sanctuary

INGREDIENTS:
☐ 1.5oz of Rye Whiskey (made with The Sanctuary’s Woodford Reserve barrel-pick or your favorite rye whiskey)
☐ 0.5 oz of Strawberry/Guajillo Pepper simple syrup (see recipe below)
☐ 0.5 oz of Lemon Juice

Add rye whiskey, strawberry-pepper simple syrup, and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain the drink onto ice in a cocktail glass and top with a splash of club soda. Garnished with a strawberry and a Guajillo pepper.

STRAWBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:
☐ Equal parts water and sugar
☐ 1 pint of strawberries
☐ 10 Guajillo peppers

Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar, strawberries and peppers and let boil about 20 minutes. For a smooth syrup, muddle the mixture and then strain.