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Vampire Killer

 Vampire Killer
If you're going to hang with vampires, you're going to need a strong drink. A little garlic helps, too! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + standing


  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon peel strip (2 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups vodka
  • Ice
  • Pickled baby beet


  • Place the pepper, garlic, lemon peel and vodka in a large glass or
  • plastic container. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1
  • week.
  • For each serving, fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add
  • 1-1/2 ounces infused vodka to shaker; cover and shake for 10-15
  • seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain
  • into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a beet. Yield: 8
  • servings.