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Jalapeno Peach Martini


Jalapeno Peach Martini 3This knife is bad ass.

There are much more eloquent ways of explaining how fantastic this Wüsthof  knife is, like it’s forged from a single piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength, or that The slight curve of the blade makes the Chai Dao ideal for cutting, but that just doesn’t get to the meat of the explanation.

This knife is bad ass.

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It’s a strong cleaver that’s the perfect size, large enough to slightly scare anyone in your immediate chopping vicinity, but not so large that it’s unmanageable.  It’s also sharp enough to slice jalapenos paper thin.

Although I don’t think it’s necessary to buy high end when it comes to all kitchen equipment, knives are the exeption. Knives are an important investment, a tool that will last long enough to pass down to your children, spend money on knives. Don’t buy a cheap block with multiple cheap knives that you will inevitable have to replace in a year (we’ve all done that).

Instead, start to collect. Build your collections one at a time.  Start with the basics, and build. This is a great knife to add to your collection. If you are just starting, here are my recommendations:

Wüsthof Grand Prix Chefs Knife (my first big girl knife, I still use it all the time)

Wüsthof Grand Prix II Hollow-Edge 8 inch Chef′s Knife

Wüsthof Classic Ikon Paring Knife

Wüsthof Classic Chai Dao (Bad ass knife)

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Because I had this knife, and was able to slice thin jalapenos, I made a cocktail. Maybe this doesn’t scream MOTHERS DAY, and fit the theme of this weeks giveaways,  but I’m a mom and I love a good spicy cocktail and a sharp knife. Cocktails and knives are the new mothers day, I swear.

But maybe you wield the knife and start to chop things up with your bad ass knife before you drink that cocktail,  mkay?


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Jalapeno Peach Martini


  • 2 ounces good quality vodka (I used Tito's Homemade Vodka)
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 ounces peach nectar
  • 6 thin slices fresh jalapeno


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients, shake gently for about 10 seconds.
  3. Pour through the strainer into a chilled martini glass.

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61 Responses to Jalapeno Peach Martini

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 1, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Jalapeno in a martini? YES! Although I should probably lay off the alcohol for like, well, the rest of my life.

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks May 1, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    I wish they were serving these Friday night 🙂 Would have been so good!

  3. ashley - baker by nature May 1, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    I have that knife and totally support the bad ass theory! It’s amazzzzzing!

    And this martini?! Whaaaaat. I love it. Shake us some next time I’m on the west coast please 😉

  4. Diane May 1, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    The large hollow edge Santoku is my most used knife. Anyone who uses it in my kitchen is surprised and amazed.


  5. Cassie | Bake Your Day May 1, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I love my Wusthof knives and would love one of these martinis too!

  6. Gerry @ foodness gracious May 1, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I put this knife up in a giveaway recently and it made me sad, wanted to keep it 🙂 I had a jalapeno martini once and it was fantastic!!

  7. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 1, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Such a fun and creative flavor! PS totally adore Wusthof.

  8. Valerie May 1, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Craving this knife (to replace my current, meek, chocolate chopper), and this martini! Because it’s never too early for a martini.

  9. Heather May 1, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Love Wusthof knives. Not familiar with that particular one, but I will find a nice home for it next to my other knives…

  10. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 1, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Wow! Talk about martini with a kick!! LOVE it! The knife looks like it should be in every kitchen!

  11. Megan May 1, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    These knives are the best!

  12. Ivana May 1, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Will try! 🙂

  13. Rose Houser May 1, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Would love to win this wonderful knife!.

  14. Kim McCallie May 1, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Would love to have this beautiful knife. My husband and I always looking for good knives.

  15. Malorie May 1, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I received a Wustof knife as a wedding gift and it’s basically the only one I use, they are so great!

  16. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes May 1, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Yes please to jalapenos in booze! This martini looks AMAZING.

  17. tiffany May 1, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Those jalapenos look amazing! It’s wonderful what a good knife can do.

  18. Stephanie May 1, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    A martini and a new knife are totally my mom too… haha and me too I guess. We are always cooking and we love some good drinks! or wine… 🙂

  19. Kari M May 1, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Yum! Spicy booze – sounds fantastic!

  20. Kim May 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Definitely went O.O when I saw that cocktail combination haha

  21. Juli V May 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful knife! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. eve May 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    My favorite knife is a wustof. And the cocktail recipe is now in my phone, ready for the next drinking session.

  23. Sara May 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I need a new knife in a bad way!!!! Am I entered?

  24. Kristen May 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    This looks amazing!

  25. Michelle D. May 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    You even use Tito’s! 🙂 Really want to try this recipe and of course would LOVE to win this knife!

  26. Jeffrey May 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    I would love this Wusthof, it does look like a BAD A$$ blade!

  27. Blessie Nelson May 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Wow! I really hope this is the knife I will finally trust! Thanks for a bad ass review!

  28. Maneesha Pradhan May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    I make a jalapeno coconut water martini. It works really great. Also pineapple jalapeno margaritas too.

  29. Whitney May 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Thanks for the knife recommendation’s! It’s time I got some big-girl knives!

  30. Joline May 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Have been searching for a fab knife- who could ignore a “bad ass” review??

  31. Joline May 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Have been searching for a fab knife- who could ignore a “bad ass” review??

  32. Runinboise May 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    What a fun drink! Thanks for sharing & hosting the giveaway.

  33. Hernan J. Colon May 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Strange enough, I think I might like that!

  34. Shannon McClear May 2, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Love, love, love Wusthof!

  35. Michael May 2, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    I’m trying to decide if I should turn this cocktail into ice cream or sorbet… Any suggestions?

  36. Laura May 2, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Jon bought me a set of Wusthof Grand Prix II as my last big Christmas splurge before we had babies. Love, love, love them – have added a few pieces here and there as well. They’re so comfy in my hand, and such workhorses in the kitchen.

  37. Audrey May 2, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  38. katherine d May 2, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    would to chop veggies with this knife!

  39. Amy May 2, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Totally badass knife! I love my Wusthof chef’s knife, especially since it is just the right size for me, and its too small for my husband!!

  40. amy May 2, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    My current knife is horrible and I’ve been dreaming of a knife like this one!

  41. Andrea M May 2, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    best knife ever!

  42. Kelly Wirtz May 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I love my Wusthof knife, unfortunately the 1st time I used it, I ended up in the ER getting 4 stitches. Needless to say you don’t realize how much you use your pointer finger. I’m 100% good now though and I love my Wusthof knife!

  43. Adele Forbes May 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    This is one Bad Ass Knife got me at the get go. I cook for 1 family 6 months out of the year and carrying my ‘Bad Ass” knives around with me is just a given. Wusthof knives are my favorite. Your writing is raw and eloquent all at the same time. I find that very endearing. Keep up the good work and thank you for just being you.

  44. Wholycheesus May 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    I’d love to get to chopping with that beautiful awesome knife

  45. Marie May 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to own one of these knives for so long! It would be amazing to win one for free 🙂

  46. Rust May 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    That knife is beautiful! The martini looks great too!

  47. Khanh May 3, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    I’m not much of a drinker but my husband is going to fall all over himself for this one (probably literally!) And that is one gorgeous knife!

  48. Cindy Brickley May 3, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Love your recipe, my kind of drink. I just love your jalapeno pics, I put them on/in everything. And I would love to win the Wüsthof® Classic Chai Dao. I really need a good knife. Thanks for the posting.

  49. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    I love their knives! This martini is so great! Love the peach and jalapeno combo!

  50. marcela May 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Love Margaritas!..That knife is beautiful! The martini looks great too!

  51. Carlie May 4, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Awesome cocktail! Reminds me of a jalapeño cocktail I had in Raleigh, called the sting.

  52. Elena May 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    thank you for the giveaway!

  53. Kate May 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    Thank you, this knife looks amazing!

  54. Elena Vo May 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    This recipe seriously knocked my socks off!

  55. Kristin t May 5, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I’d love to win!

  56. Erica Best May 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    wow cool giveaway thanks

  57. claire @ the realistic nutritionist May 6, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    I just got that knfie, and OMG IT’S LIFE CHANGING.

  58. RavieNomNoms May 6, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Um, hello! What a unique martini! Looks and sounds amazing!

  59. Maggie May 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    If I were a mom, I’d be PSYCHED to get a knife for Mother’s Day, especially one like that!

  60. Julia May 8, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    I looooove my wustof knife and NEED to add more to my collection.
    I also need this martini in my life!


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