After seven seasons, they finally stuck a stake through the heart of True Blood. It probably went on three season too long, but the last season was well worth watching as the vamp-laden southern soap returned to its blood-soaked and sexy roots. Since it was an admirable summertime time-waster for so long, we wouldn't let it leave the Domain without a night cap at the Firewater Lounge. I happened to have some spicy purple jalapenos that had turned red on the tips, so I grabbed a muddler and a glass and I made something hot and bloody, just like Russell Edgington would have loved.
Russell Edgington Cocktail
2 ounces of chilled vodka (try V1)
3 ounces of chilled Efferve blood orange energy water
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
In a rocks glass or square coupe, muddle a couple of seeded jalapenos in a half ounce of chilled vodka to taste. Add ice if desired. Pour in remaining vodka and Efferve; stir gently. Add two dashes of New Orleans Peychaud's bitters to float. Do not stir. Enjoy.