Celeste Fierro is vice president for The One Group, which includes STK in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlanta, and Asellina in New York and Atlanta.
The Green Intensity is one of my all time favorite cocktails. Made with vodka, lime juice and basil, I find it’s very refreshing and it’s sweet flavor pairs well with anything I’m eating. The drink also has a slice of jalapeno which gives it a nice little kick. Fun fact: The cocktail was actually created for our STK Los Angeles location, but it was so popular and requested so often that we added it to all our locations. I love this, because now I can get it at any STK when I’m jet-setting across the country.
2½ oz. Absolut Elyx vodka
½ oz. Simple syrup
½ oz. Lime juice
4 Basil leaves
1 slice Jalapeno
Place all ingredients into shaker tin then shake and strain into a freshly chilled Martini glass. Garnish with thin slice of jalapeno.