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True Detective: The Yellow King Cocktail


The Yellow King Cocktail

After watching this show, you probably need a drink. This cocktail is perfect for you to celebrate the 2014 Emmy's viewing party.


Roasted Yellow Pepper Purée

  • 2 roasted yellow peppers, skin and char peeled off
  • 1 Ounce water

Pineapple Syrup

  • 1/4 pineapple, sliced into chunks
  • 1.5 Cups water
  • 1.5 Cups white sugar


  • 1 ½ Ounce vodka
  • 4 ½ ounces yellow pepper purée
  • 1 Ounce pineapple syrup
  • 1/4 freshly squeezed lemon
  • Black pepper (For garnish)
  • Thai basil (For garnish)


Roasted Yellow Pepper Purée

Blend yellow peppers and water with a pinch of salt.

Yields 2 cups

Pineapple Syrup

Boil all ingredients together for 15 minutes on medium heat. Blend and strain through a fine sieve.


Make the yellow pepper purée and pineapple syrup. Then combine all of the ingredients. Shake and serve on ice. Garnish with a black pepper rim and a sprig of Thai basil.