What do you get when one of the hottest mixology companies in town teams up with North County’s own Venom Vodka at the Encinitas Foodie Fest VIP After-Party? Smoke & Mirror’s Cocktail Company aptly titled Deadly Venom walloping watermelon creation. Visit smokeandmirrors.com to book San Diego’s sensational Chris Simmons and Shawn Barker for your next party. Or, try the recipe below to concoct your own killer cocktails.
1 1/2 oz Venom Vodka (available at Albertsons and other local retailers)
3 oz Fresh Watermelon mint juice*
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz Serrano Simple Syrup**
*To make watermelon mint juice, combine small seedless watermelon with ¼ pound mint in blender and mix.
**To make Serrano Simple Syrup, Combine 1 cup water with 1 cup granulated sugar in small pot. Slice 5 Serrano Peppers and add to mixture. Slowly simmer over low heat until sugar completely dissolves. Strain the peppers and chill the syrup.