I can deal with the cold days of winter, just not the cold, dark days of winter.
HOT 'N SPICY GINGER COCKTAIL
2 slices jalapeño, seeds removed
2 slices ginger root
juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1. In a martini shaker muddle jalapeño and ginger together (make sure you really smash this up to get all of the flavors out).
2. Add lemon juice, gin and simple syrup to the martini shaker.
3. Fill with ice and shake well.
4. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with jalapeño slices.