Ragin' Cajun Martini

Ragin' Cajun Martini

Pepper-infused vodka, Louisiana hot sauce, jalapeño olive brine, and a splash of lemon juice all come together to give this unique cocktail its spicy-hot kick, but it’s the garnish that turns this drink into a full-fledged Cajun fête. With its mixture of hot, sweet, cold, and tangy flavors and its colorful garnish, the Ragin' Cajun Martini is certain to define your party. Recipe provided by Trevor Kensey of Sis. Boom. Blog!

  • prep
  • 4 servings


For Drink

  • 10 oz. pepper-infused vodka

  • 3 oz. Cajun syrup (see recipe below)

For Garnish

  • Lindsay® Jalapeno Stuffed Spanish Olives

  • Lindsay® Sweet Cherry Peppers

  • Lindsay® Golden Greek Pepperoncini Peppers

For the Cajun Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce, such as Crystal or Tabasco (or more to taste)

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 Tablespoons olive brine (from the jar of stuffed olives)

  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. First, make the cajun syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove pan from the heat and let stand for several minutes until cooled. Add the hot sauce, vinegar, olive brine, and lemon juice; mix well. Chill in sealed mason jar until ready to use. Makes enough syrup for 4 to 5 batches of martinis.

  2. Next, make the martini: Combine vodka and Cajun syrup in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Vigorously shake the martini and strain into 4 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with the olives and peppers.


  • Calories254
  • Fat2g
  • Protein0g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Total Carbs7g
  • Fiber0g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.